|In January 2012, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) commissioned NIPEC to undertake a short, time-limited mid-point review of A Partnership for Care: A Northern Ireland Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery, 2010 - 2015:|
The purpose of the review was to assess the implementation of the Strategy across all relevant sectors at all levels where appropriate, record and acknowledge examples of best practice and produce an action plan capable of addressing any identified gaps in implementation. The review also aimed to test the ‘fit’ of the Strategy with recent developments in strategic direction, and in particular, Transforming Your Care.
The findings from the review indicate that significant progress has been made against the four strategic themes of: Promoting Person Centred Cultures; Delivering Safe and Effective Care; Maximising Resources for Success; and Supporting Learning and Development.
Best Practice examples are presented within the report and demonstrate some of the many ways in which the family of nursing and midwifery contribute to improving health and social well being.
A time framed action plan to address identified gaps in implementation was developed as well as a summary of how the Strategy will contribute to the recommendations and aims of Transforming Your Care.
The Report of the midpoint review was presented to the Chief Nursing Officer in November 2012 with the aim of informing the development of a future work plan of the Central Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee.