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ONMSD and the National Acute Medicine Programme

The nursing lead contribution to programme implementation is through:

  • professional practice and career development of nurses in acute medicine units and wards
  • involving nurses in advising the programme team on service design, delivery and development
  • ensuring nursing involvement in the design of clinical information technology systems
  • acting as an advisor on national policy development and implementation groups
  • leading patient safety quality improvement planning groups
  • site visits and advice or support to nursing staff on service development
  • working with nursing and Health and Social Care Professionals to improve patient flow
  • membership of the ONMSD leadership team and related projects

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National Acute Medicine Model of Care

Nursing activities National Acute Medicine Programme


Download key nursing publications relevant to defining, supporting and developing acute medicine nursing.

Setting the Direction: A developmental Framework Supporting Nursing Skills and Competencies in Acute Medical Assessment Units (AMAUs) and Medical Assessment Units (MAUs)” (PDF, 1,046KB, 246 pages)

AMAU / MAU/ MSSU Education and Training Survey Needs Analysis 2016 (PDF, 2,649KB, 246 pages)

Guiding Framework for Developing Advanced Nurse Practice Acute Medicine (PDF, 9.98 MB, 212 pages)

Programme resources

View and download programme publications and resources including clinical pathways, ambulatory care framework, survey reports and research findings

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Programme documents and resources

Nurse interest groups

Two nurse interest groups, Acute Medicine, are co-ordinated and supported by the programme nurse lead:

Acute Medicine Nurse Interest Group - AMNIG

Membership and meetings are open to acute medicine unit Clinical Nurse Managers 1, 2 and 3, Assistant Directors of Nursing and Directors of Nursing working in hospitals implementing the Acute Medicine Model of Care.

Members must be nominated by the Director of nursing to Richard Walsh in order to be invited to meetings, receive notifications of events and participate in AMNIG working groups.

Candidate and registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners Forum

Candidate and registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners Forum was established to support, provide a networking opportunity for cANPs and rANPs in acute medicine.

It exists to enable the collective experience of cANPs and RANPs in Acute Medicine to be harnessed and to inform the programme team and ONMSD on advanced practice nursing issues and service development. Enquiries regarding membership can be made to


Deirdre Reid

Interim Nurse Planner, national Acute Medicine Programme

Phone: 087 4516991