Ms Fiona Bradley – Senior Professional Officer
Fiona Bradley is a Senior Professional Officer in the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC).
Fiona is a Registered Midwife working within a senior regional midwifery role in Northern Ireland.
Fiona began her professional career in nursing as a Registered General Nurse before embarking on her midwifery career in 1985. She worked in a wide variety of hospital and community maternity care settings for sixteen years. During this time she completed a BSc in Health Studies at Queens University Belfast and an MSc in Health Promotion at Ulster University.
Fiona changed direction in her professional career pathway and commenced a new role in the HSC Clinical Education Centre (CEC) as a Midwife Education Consultant in 2003. She successfully achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with commendation at Ulster University in 2004. In 2012, Fiona was appointed as a Senior Education Manager in the CEC. In this role she was the midwifery lead in the CEC working with senior midwives and nurses across the HSC to provide specialist support on the design and delivery of in-service midwifery and nursing education programmes. She was also a Service Level Coordinator responsible for managing Service Level Agreements between the CEC and its core clients.
In 2019 Fiona was appointed as a Senior Professional Officer in NIPEC. Her remit includes Midwifery, Children’s Nursing, Safeguarding and Public Health as well as supporting elements of education and learning and development.
On behalf of the DoH Fiona leads the Quality Assurance of non NMC commissioned education, using the regionally agreed Quality Assurance Framework. She works alongside the range of education providers to ensure a process of continuous improvement to enhance delivery of person centred safe effective care.
Fiona successfully completed the Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) Programme in 2021.