NMBI Series 2023 
Partnership in Practice

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CNME, HSE South-East

Pictured (L to R): Kathyann Barrett; Céire Rochford; Jeanne Tarrant; Sheila McClelland: Dr Louise Kavanagh McBride; Kate Cassidy; Carolyn Donohoe and Roisin McLoughlin

The NMBI Series began in Waterford on 5 September.

Céire Rochford, Director of CNME South-East welcomed everyone to the first event in the Series which was co-hosted with the Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education, HSE South-East.

Opening the 2023 Series, Dr Louise Kavanagh McBride, President, NMBI, explained that the Series follows on from the inaugural Summer Series in 2022, and builds on the open conversations which took place during last year’s Series. “I especially want to thank the HSE Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education for working collaboratively with NMBI to create the Partnership in Practice Series,” she said. 

Kathyann Barrett, Head of Operations, NMBI gave attendees in Waterford a first look at the State of the Register for 2023, which reports on how many nurses and midwives are registered, practising and patient-facing in the country. NMBI has a relatively new, digital system in place that allows us, with your help, to capture this data. 

We were delighted to be joined in Waterford by Róisín McLoughlin, National Education Lead, ONMSD who is new to the role, since July. Róisín gave an overview of continuing professional development training and education opportunities for registered nurses and registered midwives.

                                                                   Pictured above: Attendees of the NMBI Series 2023 in Waterford

Céire Rochford explained that CNME South-East represents the voice and education needs of registrants in that area and has undertaken a training needs analysis to ensure that they are delivering on what is required.

Director of Education, Policy and Standards at NMBI, Carolyn Donohoe, told the attendees that NMBI was doing a check-in on the health and wellbeing of the nursing and midwifery workforce as well as sharing information about what resources are available regionally. “It is up to all of us, from policy makers to directors of nursing and leaders, to ensure the wellbeing of our staff,” she said. 

Continuing the focus on wellbeing, Kate Cassidy Assistant Head of Service, Health and Wellbeing CHO5 (South Tipperary, Carlow/Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford) gave a lively presentation on the importance of making every contact count.

Jeanne Tarrant, NMBI Fitness to Practise Officer, gave a presentation on the latest trends in Fitness to Practise complaints, the importance of the Code of Conduct and its practical application, with Sheila McClelland, CEO NMBI stressing that the earlier we intervene the better.

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

                                                   Pictured above: Attendees of the NMBI Series 2023 in Waterford

                                                     Pictured above: Attendees during the questions and answers sessions
Photography by Patrick Browne, Browne’s Photography.

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