Dr Ray Healy
Dr Ray Healy is NMBI’s Director of Registration. He is a Registered General Nurse, having worked in orthopaedic and neurosurgical settings across public and private services at St James's Hospital, Dublin, in the NHS England, and in the Beacon and Hermitage hospitals in Dublin.
Prior to his appointment to NMBI in 2021, Ray was a Project Officer in the Chief Nursing Officer’s Office in the Department of Health, project managing the Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix brief. Ray was also appointed as the secretariat for the Expert Review Body of Nursing and Midwifery and brought the Body’s report to publication in 2022. Ray holds a MSc in Leadership from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and recently completed his Doctorate in Nursing from London South Bank University, which focused on how nurses in an acute care setting define the care they provide.
Ray leads a team responsible for the registration of nurses and midwives from Ireland, the EU and outside the EU. Ray has worked to reduce the timeframe taken to assess applications from overseas candidates as Director. He also leads on the annual registration renewal of registrants every year.