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How to establish advanced nursing and midwifery practitioner posts

The ‘Policy on the Development of Graduate to Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice’ (Department of Health, 2019) sets out the strategic vision for the development of advanced practice services in the context of Sláintecare (Houses of the Oireachtas, May 2017). This policy aims to maximise the nursing and midwifery response to current and emerging health service challenges. The policy provides a model to support the development of graduate to advanced practice that will create a critical mass of nurses and midwives working at advanced practice level to address population health needs.

The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) in the Health Service Executive (HSE) supports the development of advanced nursing and midwifery practitioner services throughout the HSE, and HSE funded agencies (Section 38). Advanced nursing and midwifery practitioner services are developed as a direct response to population health needs and organisational requirements, as identified through local and national planning processes.

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