NIPEC led the development of a career framework for Specialist Nurses, on behalf of the Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle.  The Framework will inform and support workforce development for current and future Specialist Nursing roles to include succession planning and the development of educational requirements to meet patient/client needs

The Steering Group was chaired by Heather Monteverde, MBE. A number of sub groups were set up to develop all the elements of the Framework which included core generic competencies and a core Job Description for all Specialist Nurses. and specific core competencies for the following:

View the Agendas and Action Notes

View the Documents

All the documents are also available on the Department of Health website


Contact Information

Cathy McCusker
Senior Professional Officer
Tel: 0300 300 0066