In April 2014 Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle asked NIPEC to work alongside the Emergency Nurses Network to take forward a work stream to further the professional development of the Emergency Care Nursing workforce in Northern Ireland.

A Project Plan for the work stream was developed and agreed with the Chief Nursing Officer. A Steering Group chaired by Linsey Sheerin, Lead Nurse Emergency Care in the Northern HSC Trust, has been set up to oversee the Project. Membership of the Steering Group includes a range of key stakeholders instrumental to the success of the Project. The first meeting of the Steering Group was held on 20th June 2014 at which it was agreed that sub groups will be established as required to take forward pieces of work relevant to the Project.

Frances Cannon, Senior Professional Officer, NIPEC is the Project Lead and she is being assisted one day a week by Anne-Marie Phillips, Nurse Education Consultant with the HSC Clinical Education Centre.


12th April 2014
Final Project Plan
NIPEC has been asked by the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to take forward a
workstream to further the professional development of the Emergency Care
Nursing Workforce in Northern Ireland.
12th November 2015
ETC Steering Group Terms Of Reference
Emergency Care Nursing Project
Steering Group meeting
Terms of Reference
10th March 2016
Membership Of Professional Framework For Emergency Care Nursing