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Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD)

The ONMSD works to strategically lead and support nurses and midwives to deliver safe, high-quality, person-centred care. Our aim is to help people who use the health service to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

The ONMSD is one of the departments within the Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO).

HSE services and information

ONMSD About Us

Find information on ONMSD Strategic Plan 2023-2025, Organisational Structure and contact details for our staff

Education and Continuous Professional Development

CPD options for nurses and midwives and how to apply for educational funding or sponsorship schemes

Careers in nursing and midwifery

How to manage your career as a nurse or midwife, whatever stage you are at.

Advanced and specialist practice for nurses and midwives

Information about posts for advanced and specialist practice nurses and how to establish them.

Service improvement and innovation in nursing and midwifery

Innovative nursing and midwifery service improvement projects and information on how to get support for your idea.

Quality nursing and midwifery care

Programmes of work that embed safety and quality in person-centred nursing and midwifery care.

News and blogs

Introduction to the Spark Innovation Programme
News – August 2023

Spark Seed

This is an initiative where frontline staff can apply for micro-funding and other supports for innovative projects that will improve our health service. We welcome ideas from a range of innovators, all nursing and midwifery, health and social care professionals and doctors are encouraged to apply.

ONMSD Strategic Plan 2023 2025
News – 06 October 2022

The ONMSD Strategic Plan 2023 – 2025 sets out a clear high-level direction for the next 3 years in relation to the how we will continue to strategically lead Nurses and Midwives to deliver quality, safe, person-centred care.

News - 15 February 2023

This report outlines the 20 priorities that have been identified by nurses and midwives working in the HSE and HSE funded agencies (Section 38) as their future research priorities for their practice and profession