Future Nurse Future Midwife NMC Education Standards Northern Ireland (NI) Implementation.
In 2015 the NMC began to review and update the pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery standards. In May this year the NMC published the Future Nurse standards of proficiency for pre-registration education available at https://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/standards-for-nurses/standards-of-proficiency-for-registered-nurses/. The new Future Midwife proficiencies and standards are available at https://www.nmc.org.uk/globalassets/sitedocuments/standards/standards-of-proficiency-for-midwives.pdf

The new standards and proficiencies raise the ambition in terms of what’s expected of a nurse and midwife at the point of registration and will give nurses and midwives the knowledge and skills they need to deliver excellent care across a range of settings now and in the future.

The implementation of the Future Nurse Future Midwifery (FNFM) standards, which will commence in Northern Ireland from September 2020, has significant implications for the HSC system. In this context, the Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle, asked NIPEC to lead a programme of work to support the Department of Health (DoH) in its oversight to introduce the new standards.

View the Standards for Nursing and Midwifery by clicking on the image above.

COVID-19 Emergency Standards for Nursing and Midwifery

View the FNFM Products and Resources

View the Guide for those Responsible for Student Supervision and Assessment in Practice

View the Agendas, Action Notes of the Programme Board

View the Agendas, Action Notes of the Working Group

View the FNFM Project Documents

View the Education Standards for Nurses

View the Guidance: Practice Learning Environments Educational Audit

View the Workshop Presentations

View the FNFM Roadshow Presentation 2019

Meet the FNFM Professional Officers

View the Engagement and Communication Activities

To watch “Introducing the pre-registration midwifery standards” by Professor Mary Renfrew and Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw click here

View the Webinar recordings: The role of the Practice and Academic Assessor also available via Youtube

View Frances Cannon, Programme Manager for Future Nurse Future Midwife
also available via Youtube

For further resources related to Delegation in Practice, including video clips, presentations and overviews, please go to:

View the  Decision Support Matrix for delegation


Frances Cannon
Senior Professional Officer
Tel : 0300 300 0066
Email: frances.cannon@nipec.hscni.net