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How the ONMSD works with the National Clinical and Integrated Care Programmes/Clinical Design and Innovation

The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) supports Clinical Design and Innovation, Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), the Integrated Care Lead, National Clinical Advisor Group Leads’ (NCAGLs) and National Clinical Programmes (NCPs) and Integrated Care Programmes (ICPs). We do so by providing advice, guidance and by sourcing nurse and midwifery input from the wider professional community as appropriate to the NCPs and ICPs.

The overarching objectives of the NCPs and ICPs are to improve quality, access and cost-effectiveness for users of the public health services.

The ONMSD works to:

  • Champion and drive the work of the NCPs and ICPs and assist with implementation.
  • Represent the views of the nursing and midwifery community to the NCPs and ICPs
  • Ensure dissemination of information to our nursing and midwifery community
  • Contribute to the development of postgraduate clinical skills education programmes as appropriate

Related topic

Clinical Strategy and Programmes/Clinical Design and Innovation Models of Care

The ONMSD area director with responsibility for National Clinical and Integrated Care Programmes/Clinical Design and Innovation advises upon and oversees the professional nursing and midwifery input on behalf of the Director ONMSD.

Learning, education and training

In collaboration with a number of Higher Education Institutes, we have developed and made available a number of new postgraduate education foundation (Level 8) programmes.

These include clinical skills programmes in:

  • pre-operative assessment
  • critical care
  • emergency nursing

Related topic

National Clinical Care Foundation Programmes Level 8


National Acute Medicine Programme (Interim Nurse Service Planner)

Deirdre Reid
Phone: 087 451 6991

Older Persons

Deirdre Lang
Phone: 087 778 5493

Integrated Care Programme Chronic Disease (ICPCD)

Sandra McCarthy, Director of Nursing
Phone: 087 259 4877

Critical Care

Derek Cribbin
Phone: 087 983 7458


Aileen O'Brien
Phone: 087 663 7922

Emergency Medicine

Fiona McDaid
Phone: 086 412 2376

Heart Failure

National Heart Programme Nurse Lead
To be confirmed.


To be confirmed.


Cora Flynn
Phone: 087 662 1532

Palliative Care

Frances Neville
Phone: 086 340 2003


To be confirmed.

Diabetes (Interim Nurse Service Planner)

Joanne Lowe
Phone: 01 274 4346 / 086 781 0226