|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 nipecportfolio.hscni.net 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).
Nurse, Midwife and SCPHN
September 2006 NIPEC Workforce Development Questionnaire
• 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