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July 19, 2021

Updated Nurses’ Code of Professional Conduct 11th May 2021

The Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland would like to remind all registered nurses and midwives that the updated Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (the Code) came into effect on 11 May 2021.

Every nurse registered with NMBI will receive a link to the updated code by email in due course.


Sláintecare Implementation Strategy and Action Plan 

The Government has approved the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy and Action Plan for 2021-2023.

The plan sets out the priorities and actions for the next phase of the healthcare reform programme and aims to improve safe, timely access to care and to address health inequalities by delivering a universal health service that offers “the right care, in the right place, at the right time, at low or no cost”.

The new strategy has been developed from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and follows on from the approval granted by Government in July 2018.

The Strategy and Action Plan focuses on two new reform programmes:

  1. Improving Safe, Timely Access to Care, and Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  2. Addressing Health Inequalities – towards Universal Healthcare.

Full details on the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2023 are available at:



Pride Webinar

LGBT Ireland and INMO, the Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board, hosted a Pride Webinar on 25 June 2021. The event was entitled ‘Building an LGBTI+ Inclusive Healthcare System Together’.

NMBI CEO, Sheila McClelland, addressed the webinar on the topic of an inclusive nursing and midwifery curriculum as a pathway to inclusive patient care.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and HSE CEO, Paul Reid, attended as well as representatives from LGBT Ireland, the Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board, industry leaders and service users.

LGBT Ireland is working to drive positive change and create an inclusive healthcare system in Ireland through the LGBT Champions Programme. This programme aims to create change in the healthcare system, making LGBT+ older people visible, safe and assured that they will be accepted even at their most vulnerable time, so that they can go on to live happier, healthier lives as part of their communities.


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