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                        Pictured (L to R): Carolyn Donohoe; Marissa Butler; Sheila McClelland; Róisín McLoughlin; Kathyann Barrett and Dr Louise Kavanagh McBride

The third event took place in Galway on 12 September. 

Marissa Butler, Director of CNME Galway thanked everyone for taking time out of their busy lives to attend the third event in the NMBI Series, which took place in The Clayton Hotel, Galway on Tuesday, 12 September. The event was jointly hosted by the Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education, HSE Galway. 

Welcoming attendees to Galway, Dr Louise Kavanagh McBride, President, NMBI said the Board’s role is to actively engage and listen. “There is an evolving manifesto, how do we enhance, motivate and encourage people to join the profession of nursing and midwifery,” she said. 

Kathyann Barrett, Head of Operations, NMBI provided another snapshot of the State of the Register and told attendees that NMBI was still analysing the data, which would be published later in the autumn. This is the second year that NMBI will provide State of the Register data. 

Sheila McClelland, CEO NMBI stressed the need to encourage and invest in training nurses and midwives.

Róisín McLoughlin, National Education Lead, ONMSD detailed continuing professional development training and education opportunities for registered nurses and registered midwives. 

                                                               Pictured above (L to R): Sheila McClelland and Róisín McLoughlin 

Marissa Butler, Director CNME Galway then introduced the three CNMEs represented during the Galway event. We also heard the following presentations: 

  • Philip Parackel Augusthinose - simulation-based education 
  • Emer O’Donoghue - acute services education 
  • Mary Walsh - midwifery services 
  • Grainne Glacken - public health service education 
  • Bridget McGrath - mental health services 
  • Mairead Loftus - children and young people’s services 
  • Barbara Cunningham Tierney - Intellectual Disability service education

                                                                       Pictured above: Speakers at the NMBI Series in Galway 

Orla Crowe, Director Fitness to Practise, NMBI gave a presentation on the Fitness to Practise complaints process and Christine Hughes, Professional Advisor, NMBI presented the nine grounds for the Preliminary Proceedings Committee (PPC). 

                                                                Pictured above: Attendees of the NMBI Series in Galway 

On behalf of the Board, Dr Louise Kavanagh McBride, President, NMBI said “I would like to thank the ONMSD and the CNMEs who partnered with us to host the Series, as well as my NMBI colleagues and Board members,”.

he event in Galway was filmed by Visual Narrative and can be watched back on our YouTube channel. 

                                                                       Pictured above: Attendees at the NMBI Series in Galway 

Photography by Andrew Downes, Xposure.

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