One of NIPEC’s core objectives at its inception was to develop a framework to support the professional development of all nurses and midwives across NI; the Development Framework (DF). In 2006 the DF was launched as an online resource at comprising the following sections: portfolio; competence assessment tools; learning activities; career planning and development and new roles guide and audit tool.

NIPEC's Business Team proposed the need to review the Development Framework website in order to ensure it continues to be fit for purpose to support the professional development of nurses and midwives. It is important that with the current focus on regulation and governance requirements that it also meets employers' needs, where possible, and any future requirements of the regulatory body, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Click below for Project Plan including aims and objectives.

We surveyed registrants to give us their views on how we could improve the online portfolio for nurses and midwives and pre-registration nursing and midwifery students. The new portfolio went live on the 11th of May 2015. It has been updated to enable nurses and midwives to collate their information in a format required by the NMC for Revalidation.


Go to Refresh of the NIPEC Development Framework Documents

Contact Information

Cathy McCusker
Senior Professional Officer
Tel : 0300 300 0066