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Northern Ireland – NMC Post Registration Standards Implementation Project

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Post Registration Standards Implementation Project.

Project Lead – Fiona Bradley Senior Professional Officer     Picture of Fiona Bradley




In July 2022 the NMC published standards-for-post-registration. The updated proficiencies and programme standards reflect the changing landscape and ambition for public health in providing care and treatment to people in the community.

This webpage will provide information on the resources that are being developed to support registrants, their employers and the universities with the implementation of the new NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) and community nursing specialist practice qualifications. (SPQs).  In NI the non-community specialist programmes will eventually be developed against the new standards.


NIPEC will lead on the project to implement the new standards in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) and key stakeholders.

  • View – Stakeholder Engagement Meeting and Report 29 November 2022

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