Delivering Together - Improvement Workshops For The Future Direction Of Nursing And Midwifery

Closed 15 Sep 2017

Opened 30 Jun 2017



In October 2016 the former Minister published her vision document ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026 – Delivering Together’ for the HSC, with the main focus on everyone enjoying long, healthy and active lives. As part of this vision a Nursing and Midwifery Task Group was set up with the aim to maximise the contribution nurses and midwives can make to achieve this. A final report with recommendations will be presented to the Health Minister in Spring 2018.

The Task Group have agreed to focus on achieving two outcomes through four workstreams:

Outcome 1: ‘we enjoy long, healthy, active lives’

  • Primary / Community Care workstream
  • Acute Care workstream
  • Population Health workstream

Outcome 2: ‘the nursing and midwifery workforce* has sufficient numbers, is educated, competent and supported to deliver high quality care’

                          (* includes the registered and unregistered nurses and midwives)

  • Nursing and Midwifery Workforce workstream

What’s in this for you?

This is your opportunity to have your say, be listened to and heard about the care you provide and how we can make things better in the future for you - nursing and midwifery staff, and the people who use our services. We plan to do this at a series of improvement workshops with you and other relevant partners, that will focus on how nurses and midwives can work towards achieving these outcomes over the next 10-15 years. This is your opportunity to influence the final report and recommendations for the future of nursing and midwifery. We recognise that nurses, midwives and their families are all service users so your participation is really important.

Summary of workshops

  • 50 attendees at each (25 places reserved for front line Nursing & Midwifery staff)
  • Half day session
  • September & October dates
  • Various locations across Northern Ireland

These improvement workshops are really important as it will give you a chance to tell us your views and identify opportunities for future improvement both for the nursing and midwifery professions and the delivery of care.

Requests for nominations to attend improvement workshops will be issued in two stages. The first workshops will focus on the nursing and midwifery workforce and population health. A second nomination request to attend improvement workshops in relation to the work on primary/community care and acute care, will be released at a later time.

The Nursing & Midwifery workforce workshops will provide nurses, midwives, health visitors, other relevant staff, as well as the educational sector the opportunity to discuss and share their experiences and put forward ideas of what will work best for the professions. Each workshop will focus on one of these areas:

  • Scale of the workforce is sufficient to meet demand
  • Operating within a stable team
  • Professional / evidence based practice

The Population Health workshops will provide frontline staff, specialist nursing staff, other health care professionals, carers and people with lived experience with the opportunity to discuss and share their experience to help improve the overall health of the population. Each workshop will focus on one of the areas below and will concentrate on a specific age grouping:

  • Healthy weight for all
  • Positive mental health and wellbeing for all

If you would like to attend one or more of the workshops please complete the expression of interest form linked below. 


  • Service users/patients
  • Carers
  • General Public
  • Advocate groups
  • Community/Voluntary sector organisations
  • Health and social care providers – statutory
  • Health and social care providers – non-statutory
  • Health professionals
  • Health and social care staff
  • Health and social care regulators


  • Provision of health and social care services
  • Improvement of health and social care services
  • Patient/service user advocacy