The HSE Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) has commenced an exciting programme of research to identify specific and relevant nursing and midwifery quality care-metrics for acute hospital care, midwifery, children's, community and public health nursing, mental health and intellectual disability nursing. A key priority is supporting nurses and midwives to measure, monitor and improve the quality of nursing and midwifery care.
The purpose of the study is to develop a suite of nursing and midwifery Quality Care-Metrics and their indicators, which can be used to measure the quality of nursing and midwifery clinical care processes. The study, co-ordinated through the Nursing & Midwifery Planning and Development Units (NMPD) is academically supported by three universities - University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL) and the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).
In order to promote the ONMSD Quality Care Metrics programme of research, updated information and guidance for nurses and midwives in how to express their interest to participate in the research surveys has been uploaded to HSEnet and can be accessed via the following link