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Does NMBI have a customer service charter which sets out how the organisation word missing, supports (?) deals with members of the nursing and midwifery professions, members of the public and other parties?

Yes. NMBI has a Customer Service Charter which sets out the principles for how we engage with our customers. We also welcome comments, compliments and complaints about NMBI through our online Customer Feedback Form.

What are the functions of NMBI and how is the organisation run?

We have primary functions which are to protect the public and ensure the integrity of nursing and midwifery practices. As the regulator in Ireland for the nursing and midwifery professions, our work is governed by legislation. NMBI is run by a non-executive board, which has several sub committees, and which delegates functions to NMBI’s management and staff.

You will find more details of the Board of NMBI, board committees and the functions of individual departments in our What we Do section.

What is NMBI’s role in setting pay and conditions for Irish nurses and midwives?

NMBI has no role in this. We are the regulatory body and our work is determined by the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. Pay and conditions are set by health service employers in consultation with employees and their representatives.

Why does NMBI publish details of findings and decisions against registered nurses and midwives through its Fitness to Practise inquiries on your website?

The decision to publish complies with NMBI’s publication policy is set out in Section 9 of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. A publication policy to give effect to this requirement was approved by the Board of NMBI in April 2015. You can read on this page of our What we Do section.

Why was the organisation’s name changed from An Bord Altranais to NMBI?

This happened as a result of Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. It provided for the name to change to Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann/ Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and recognised midwifery as a separate profession.  

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