Chief Nursing Officer’s Covid-19 Communication Platform

The Chief Nursing Officer, has launched a professional digital communication platform hosted on NIPEC's website to share information relating to Covid-19 with everyone working in nursing and midwifery, in a timely and user friendly way.  The platform is designed to complement all the other updates provided by employers, professional bodies, professional regulator and unions. It will be refreshed on a weekly basis, 1pm every Thursday.



NMC Emergency Standards for Nursing & Midwifery Education

The NMC has published Emergency Standards for Nursing and Midwifery Education  to allow more flexibility to be applied to the delivery of nursing and midwifery programmes during Covid19 situation.  

 To support student learning  Northern Ireland is implementing Supporting Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) for all pre-registration programmes. View resources on NIPEC’s website aimed at supporting those undertaking the SSSA roles:

          –  Fact Sheet COVID-19: Supervision and Support-Students in Clinical Placement

         –  Student Supervision and Assessment Roles




Updated Respiratory Competence Assessment Tool (R-CAT)

The Respiratory Competence Assessment Tool (R-CAT) has recently been updated and can now be printed off to complete in hard copy. Sign up or login to and go to the competence assessment tool section where you can download the sections of the R-CAT that are relevent to you. You can still complete your self assessment online if that is easier for you.

The documents may also be download here