Nursing

Field Content
Division: National Human Resource and Workforce Planning
Unit: Nursing
Head: Tony Morris
Functions:
  • Provision of professional advice to Minister and Department on nursing and midwifery issues.
  • HR/IR issues.
  • Legislation and regulation in relation to nursing and midwifery.
  • Nursing and midwifery education and professional development.
  • Oversight of the utilisation of the nursing and midwifery resource.
  • Promotion of the development of nursing and midwifery.
Primary Legislation:
  • Midwives Act, 1931
  • Midwives Act, 1944
  • Nurses Act, 1961
  • Nurses Act, 1985
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: An Bord Altranais.
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery.
Key Publications:
  • Development of a Research Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery Research
  • Effective Utilisation of Professional Skills of Nurses and Midwives
  • Empowerment narratives - A collection of exemplars illustrating empowerment of nurses and midwives
  • Final Report of the Empowerment of Nurses and Midwives Steering Group - An Agenda for Change
  • From Vision to Action
  • Implementation of Recommendations of the Commission on Nursing - Third Annual Progress Report of the Monitoring Committee
  • Implementation of Recommendations of the Commission on Nursing - Second Annual Progress Report of Monitoring Committee
  • Implementation of Recommendations of The Commission on Nursing - First Annual Progress Report of Monitoring Committee
  • Nurses' and Midwives' Understanding and Experiences of Empowerment in Ireland
  • Nursing for Public Health: Realising the Vision
  • Report of the Activities of the Professional Advisors of the Nursing Policy Division
  • Report of The Commission on Nursing
  • Report of the Expert Group on Midwifery and Children’s Nursing Education
  • Report of the Working Group to examine the development of appropriate systems to determine nursing and midwifery staffing levels
  • Research Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland
  • The Challenges for Nursing and Midwifery, A Discussion Paper
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Resource - Interim Report of the Steering Group
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Resource - National Study of Turnover in Nursing and Midwifery
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Resource - Towards Workforce Planning
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Resource - Guidance for Best Practice on the Recruitment of Overseas Nurses and Midwives
  • Turnover in Nursing and Midwifery
Working Groups:
  • The Resource and Implementation Group on Nurse/Midwife Prescribing
  • Review of the Post-registration Nursing and Midwifery Education
  • Practice Development Steering Group
Record Classes: Non-personal information
Briefing material prepared for Minister/Secretary
General PQ replies and statistics
Records of meetings with relevant groups and stakeholders
Details of consultations process undertaken in relation to nurse prescribing
Personal Information
Ministerial Representations
Applications for pension rate of pay
Applicagtions for pre-retirement initiative and early retirement scheme for nurses
Information Routinely Published: Nursing Policy Division Newsletter
Significant Systems:
  • Standard Department databases
Personal Information Holdings: N/A
Purpose: N/A
Disclosees: N/A
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: Requests for administrative access considered on a case by case basis.