NIPEC Council

The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) was established by the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2002 under the Health and Personal Social Services Act as an NDPB ( Non Departmental Public Body) to support the development of Nurses and Midwives by promoting high standards of Practice, Education and Professional Development. NIPEC also provides advice and guidance on best practice and matters relating to nursing and midwifery. The membership of the Council consists of six lay members, nine professional members (including Chair), the Chief Executive of NIPEC (Executive member) and the Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health (ex officio member).  The Council meets on a quarterly basis, usually the second Wednesday of the month with the meetings commencing at 2.00pm.


  • Meeting Dates

    The NIPEC Council meet quarterly throughout the year, with various issues coming in front of the meeting. In this area of the website, you will find links to documents which relate to the Council Meeting, including the Agenda of the latest meeting to be held and  Minutes of previous meetings.  If you require any relevant documents relating to a particular Council Meeting please contact Deirdre Meleady.  To view the previous agendas, and minutes, please click on the links on the right hand side menu.

    Any member of the public who would like to attend a Council Meeting, but are unable to do so, we can facilitate this through a virtual platform. For further information please contact Deirdre Meleady at deirdre.meleady@nipec.hscni.net

     Next Meeting
    Wednesday, 10 March, 2021 @ 2 pm to be in the Meeting Room, NIPEC, 79 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4JE.
    Future Meetings
    24, 25 or 30 June, 2021 @ 2pm to be held in the Meeting Room, NIPEC, 79 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4JE. (Date to be confirmed).
    Wednesday, 8 September 2021, @ 2pm to be held in the Meeting Room, NIPEC, 79 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4JE.
    Wednesday, 24 November 2021, all day Workshop (am) and Council Meeting (pm), venue to be confirmed.