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NI – NMC Post Registration Standards Implementation Project

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Fiona Bradley, Senior Professional Officer

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Implementation Project on the NMC Post-registration  Standards  (2022) Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) and Community Nursing Specialist Practice Qualifications (SPQ).

Project Lead – Fiona Bradley Senior Professional Officer contact

To access the NMC post -registration standards for SCPHN & Community Nursing SPQ click  here

Project Information and Background

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Maria McIlgorm has commissioned NIPEC to lead on this project in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) and key stakeholders.

This webpage provides information on how the NMC post – registration standards will be implemented in Northern Ireland.

The project’s resources are linked below and provide registrants, employers, education providers and the wider health and social care system with information on how NIPEC will support the implementation of  the new NMC standards for specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) , community nursing specialist practice qualifications. (SPQs) and the standards for post- registration programmes.

The NMC recognise that in today’s health and care services, the role of the nurse is changing and expanding, requiring higher levels of autonomy, knowledge and  skill in contributing to the delivery of services. The updated NMC proficiencies and programme standards reflect the changing landscape and ambition for public health in providing care and treatment to people in the community.  The  standards are evidence based and are designed to ensure that people can access such highly skilled, specialist support and care, close to home.

A Post-registration Standards Steering Group was established to oversee and ensure the out workings of the new NMC post-registration standards are cohesively embedded into education and practice by September 2024.

Updates on the progress  of the NI – NMC Post Registration Standards Implementation Project can be accessed by clicking on the links below or on menu on the right of this page

Post-registration Standards Steering Group
Post-registration Standards Collaborative
Documentation and Resources
Engagement and Communication

Locations where this service is delivered