Continuous personal and professional development is an essential requirement for every NMC registrant. The purpose of the Development Framework project, and its various resources, was to support and promote nurses', midwives' and SCPHNS' personal and professional development with the ultimate aim of improving patient/client care.

NMC Registrants received a copy of Your Development Framework Part 2 with an accompanying DVD. These explained how the DF helps to :-

  • Build an online portfolio
  • Assess yourself using the Competency Profile
  • Support your development, choose learning activities which suit your learning style
  • Plan for your career development
  • Use the roles guide if you are planning a new role development

Throughout the life of the Project, various publications have been produced, resulting in a body of information incorporating evidencing-based papers and guidance documents. These papers may be found in the Publication Section.

Return to Development Framework Project (2003-2006)


18th January 2018
3rd November 2006
Project Information
The Project Board met bi-monthly and was responsible for: -
• Steering the design of the Development Framework
• Ensuring consultation with relevant stakeholders on aspects of the Framework as
• Making recommendations for implementation to the DHSSPS
In addition to this work, a further two projects were commissioned
3rd September 2006
Workforce Profile and Characteristics
Workforce Profile and Characteristics
Nurse, Midwife and SCPHN
September 2006 NIPEC Workforce Development Questionnaire
31st May 2006
DF Final Project Report
The Development Framework Project has been a major corporate priority for NIPEC since our inception in 2002. At this time of unprecedented change and continuing service challenges, there is a critical need for tangible support for the nursing and midwifery population in Northern Ireland.
3rd October 2005
DF Consultation Responses Report
Development Framework Consultation Responses Report