June 27, 2023
Our Board met in Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Donegal’s Letterkenny campus on 14 June to discuss NMBI’s ongoing strategy to protect, promote and progress the professions of nursing and midwifery.
Our Board met in Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Donegal’s Letterkenny campus on 14 June.
The Board meeting was a chance to discuss NMBI’s ongoing strategy to protect, promote and progress the professions of nursing and midwifery.
Meeting in the northwest allowed our Board and Senior Management Team (SMT) to meet with stakeholders and open up dialogue about the challenges and opportunities in nursing and midwifery practice placements and the higher education landscape. This conversation followed on from the Summer Series NMBI hosted across a number of education bodies in Summer 2022.
Reflecting on the Board meeting in Donegal, our Board President, Louise Kavanagh McBride, who is also Head of the Department of Nursing and Healthcare at ATU Donegal, said:
“It was a pleasure to host NMBI Board colleagues and SMT at the ATU, Donegal Letterkenny campus this month. The meeting allowed us to come together and focus on how we will implement our Statement of Strategy 2023-2025 for the betterment of the professions and the public.
“At the campus, we also met with a representative cohort of key stakeholders from the Local Joint Working Group, ATU (Donegal, Mayo and Sligo campuses) and colleagues from HSE northwest to explore the challenges and opportunities currently faced in nursing and midwifery. We listened to stakeholders’ views and the voice of final year internship students. This provided a platform to reflect and establish insights towards shared priorities of the Strategy and the professions.
“Such forums highlight the importance of the Board engagement and allow us to work together with stakeholders to drive improvements both nationally and regionally. We must continue to strive forward with agility and resilience for future changes in terms of Sláintecare, modernised care pathways, advanced practice and shaping nursing and midwifery capacity. We hope this will impact positively for a healthy, sustainable future for all”.
Thanks to ATU for hosting us and facilitating the Board meeting. NMBI looks forward to hosting its annual regional series and engagement forums in the Autumn.