The Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland commissioned the Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at the Public Health Agency to develop a framework to ensure appropriate skills and rudimentary statistics in Northern Ireland. The need to develop tools to enable effective workforce planning was recognised in the Northern Ireland Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery 2010 - 2015: A Partnership for Care. NIPEC was asked to manage and co-ordinate a project to define staffing ranges within primary and secondary care settings to support the achievement of safe, effective, person-centred care. The resulting definitions will support constructive conversations to take place between commissioners and service providers.

 

A project Steering Group and Working Group have been set up and a number of communiques have been produced to update stakeholders on the work which has been achieved.

Subsequently, on conclusion of the first Phase, the Minister for Health, Edwin Poots MLA, announced the Delivering Care Framework as policy 27th January 2014. Final versions of the documents can be found in pdf format below.

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7th February 2014
Delivering Care - Section 1
Strategic Direction and Rationale for general and specialist medical and surgical adult in-hospital care settings
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8th February 2014
Delivering Care - Section 2
Using the Framework for general and specialist medical and surgical adult in-hospital care settings
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16th June 2016
Communique To DN Teams June 16
Communique to District Nursing Teams from the Delivering Care Steering Group
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