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National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery: newsletter: Spring 2003: issue 9.
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
One of the central roles of the National Council is to work closely with the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Units within each of the Health Boards to plan and make provision for additional funding for continuing education. This funding is over and above the normal funding that each Health Board has available for continuing education. It is intended to be used to address areas of continuing education that might not normally be funded. One of the most important functions of this funding would be to ensure that greater access to post-registration training/education and continuing professional development is provided. This newsletter contains a detailed report on the activities of the National Council over the past year in this area. These courses are for the benefit of all nurses and midwives. A large number of nurses and midwives will benefit from these courses in every branch of the profession. One of the regular features in this newsletter is our report on the progress of the Nurse and Midwife Prescribing Project, managed jointly by the National Council and An Bord Altranais. This project, now in its second year of development, is examining the implications of involving nurses and midwives in prescribing medication. A number of pilot sites have now been selected and will be announced shortly. These sites are representative of a wide range of nursing and midwifery practice, including care of the elderly, midwifery, paediatrics, primary care, mental health, intellectual disability and acute hospital settings. Details will be published regularly on the website of the National Council, so keep logging on to for updates
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
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