Welcome to our new digital Professional Communication Platform for Nursing & Midwifery across Northern Ireland.
As Chief Nursing Officer, I wanted to provide a digital space where I could share information with everyone working in nursing and midwifery including sharing news, stories and good practice.
The purpose of this platform is to host, in one place, web-links to information which is essential to keep you up-to-date during this COVID-19 response. This platform is designed to complement all the other updates you get, for example, from your employer, professional bodies, professional regulator, unions.
National Museums NI launches new Florence Nightingale exhibition digitally, view video
Florence Nightingale – Nursing and Midwifery 200 Years exhibition was originally set to open at the Ulster Museum in March before social distancing measures were introduced. Its launch as a digital exhibition coincides with the 200th year anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth (May 12) and International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020.
In the video the CNO tells us “Just as Florence Nightingale wrote to a local nurse with advice and encouragement over 100 years ago, we'd like to use this opportunity to express gratitude to our nurses, midwives, and all those who work in health and social care and to highlight depth and diversity of nursing and midwifery practice which we have all come to appreciate more and more during COVID-19. This pandemic has also highlighted how relevant Nightingale’s pioneering work in infection control is to modern day nursing.”
Northern Ireland Executive's five-stage plan for easing the Covid-19 lockdown was published on 12 May
Below are links to important information and updates: