Delivering Together - Improvement Workshops For The Future Direction Of Nursing And Midwifery (HSC Delivery of Nursing and Midwifery Care)

Closed 1 Dec 2017

Opened 27 Oct 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 via three workstreams:

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

  • HSC Delivery of Nursing and Midwifery Care workstream
  • Population Health workstream (Workshops completed)


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 (Workshops completed)


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, which 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 HSC Delivery of Care workshops

  • 50 attendees at each (25 places reserved for front line Nursing & Midwifery staff)
  • Half day session
  • November to December 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 work with us to identify opportunities for future improvement, both for the nursing and midwifery professions and the delivery of care.


Two sets of Improvement workshops have already taken place.  These events focused initially on the nursing and midwifery workforce themselves; and then on nurses and midwives roles in promoting public health messages to enable our population to ‘enjoy, long, healthy, active lives’. We are now requesting nominations to attend our final series of improvement workshops that will concentrate on the work of nurses and midwives in HSC Delivery of Nursing and Midwifery Care within primary, community and acute settings.  We recognise that there are many areas that we could have concentrated our focus on, but initially we will consider the nurses and midwives role in enabling people to work towards ‘enjoying, long, healthy active lives’ with the following conditions:

  • Respiratory conditions (COPD and Asthma)
  • Diabetes
  • Frail elderly


These workshops will provide frontline staff, specialist nursing staff, other healthcare professionals, carers and people with lived experience - the opportunity to discuss and share their experiences, and then consider to help make recommendations on how the contribution of nursing and midwifery can be maximised to improve the delivery of care in the management of these conditions to work towards achieving our outcome.


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