NIPEC began working in partnership with the Public Health Agency, the five HSC Trusts and the RCN in late 2011 to develop job planning guidance to:-

  • Provide a job planning tool to assist nurses, managers and commissioners to design Clinical Nurse Specialist roles. 
  • Ensure that nurses are supported in their roles as specialists.
  • Ensure that we, who are responsible for our health and social care system, can account for and value appropriately the contribution such roles increasingly make to the provision of services.

Download a copy of the Interim Job Planning Guidance for Clinical Nurse Specialists. To find out more about this project, click here for agendas, minutes, Working Group membership and outline project plan.

On 28 March 2012 at a workshop to celebrate Clinical Nurse Specialist roles the interim Job planning guidance document was launched by Acting Chief Nursing Officer Angela McLernon. The Minister for Health and Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots MLA also addressed delegates and heard presentations from a couple of the Clinical Nurse Specialists view the programme presentations.

View the Final Clinical Nurse Specialist Tool Kit.

 Go to Clinical Nurse Specialist Job Planning Toolkit Documents

Contact Information

Cathy McCusker
Senior Professional Officer
Tel : 0300 300 0066