Answered By: Shazia Arif
Last Updated: 04 Dec, 2023     Views: 1133

When you are referencing/citing an organisation which is abbreviated, you need to write the Author out in full in the reference:


Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] (2018) The code. Available at: (Accessed: 1 December 2023)


But as long as you add the abbreviation in brackets, then you can cite (Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC], 2018) the first time, then every other time cite it as (NMC, 2018)


This same principle applies to National Institute of Health and Care Excellence [NICE], Royal College of Nursing [RCN], World Health Organisation [WHO] etc.