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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).

Read about the ONMSD

HSE services and information

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for nurses and midwives

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

Nursing Now
News - 10 July 2019
Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign (2018-2020) to improve health by raising the status and profile of nursing. The World Health Organisation designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and in recognition of her contribution to health and humanity.
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News - 2 July 2019
The HSE Digital Team and the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) have redesigned the ONMSD website. A combination of content, design and usability elements have contributed to the effectiveness of the improved website to serve the needs of its users.
Health passport launch
News - 23 June 2019
The Health Passport is a communication tool for people with intellectual disabilities to help communicate aspects of their health and social needs. The launch of the passport took place on 18 June 2019.