Professional practice and governance ensures nurses and midwives maintain quality in their care delivery, and supports them to work to their full scope of practice.

Professional practice ensures nurses and midwives constantly evidence and evaluate their practice, focusing on nursing and midwifery culture, policy, governance, leadership, regulation, and legislation.

The ultimate aim is care provided with kindness and compassion that achieves best clinical outcomes for the South Australian community.


SA Health policies related to nursing and midwifery are available on the SA Health Policy Governance page.

Safety and Quality

Safety and Quality works in partnership with health services and consumers to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

Nurses and midwives practice under NMBA frameworks, guidelines, policies and professional standards.