EMNOW : is an emergency medicine resource which includes includes useful patient assessment tools and calculators; training information for Emergency Medicine trainees in Ireland; clinical tools; training; quality improvement and more
HSE : The National Acute Medicines Programme was established in 2010 to standardise and improve the management of acutely ill medical patients in the Irish Healthcare system.
HSE: HSE website which contains information on patient services; daily operations update; Covid 19 information and test centres; local services etc
NMBI: the regulatory body for nursing and midwifery in Ireland
NICE: NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. They do this by producing Evidence – based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners. They also develop quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services.
HSE: The Health Service Executive’s vision, mission and goals. Information on staff and careers in the HSE.
OMNSD: Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director work to strategically lead and support nurses and midwifes to deliver safe, high-quality, person centered care. Their main aim is to help provide people who use the health service to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.
Chief Nursing Office: CNO, Chief nursing officer of the Department of Health in Ireland who work to shape nursing and midwifery policy around the needs of the health service.


AAPEUK: Association of Advanced Practice Educators represents an influential collaborative network of Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) across the United Kingdom who are providers of advanced clinical practice programmes of education for interprofessional groups.
AANP: American Association of Nurse Practitioners supports nurse practitioners to improve patient care and advance practice. They represent Nurse practitioners across all states.
Canadian Nurses Association: CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. They represent registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practice nurses, retired nurses and nursing students across all 13 provinces and territories.
International Council of Nurses: ICN is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing more than 27 million nurses worldwide. ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied workforce.
ICN Nurse Practitioner/ Advanced Practice Network (NP/APN Network): the ICN established this network in order to facilitate communication around common professional interests. The key goal of the Network is to become an International resounce for nurses practicing in Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) roles, and interested others (e.g. policymakers, regulators and health planners.
World Health Organisation: WHO. Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organisation leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.

Advanced Practice Subcommittee Links

GP ANP IRELAND: We represent a growing number of Advanced Nurse Practitioners working in Irish General Practice. We are committed to driving high standards of evidence based practice; ensuring safe and highly effective patient care. Highly motivated and driven, we believe in Slaintecare’s ethos; Right Care, Right Place, Right Time. Team GP all the way!!!

Emergency ANP forum for IAANMP

The Emergency ANP Forum was established in July 2013 to support the implementation of the recommendations outlined in ‘A Guide to Enhance Advanced Nurse Practitioner Services across Emergency Care Networks in Ireland’ and to address the CPD needs of ANPs. It comprises all RANPs, ANP candidates and other ED nurses who are undertaking an education pathway towards registration as an ANP. The ANP Forum Committee which operates under a terms of reference agreed by the wider forum group comprises of representative RANPs from urban, rural, adult ED, mixed EDs, Paediatric ED and IUs. The Forum has 3 main work streams – Continuing Professional Development; ANP service activity/metrics/key performance indicators; Research and innovation. The Forum also serves as a means to collaborate. The pandemic pushed us towards less national CPD days and more online training or more local training. With the surge in ANPs in EDs and IUs many are forming their own local and regional support groups.

Chair ANP forum:


A national group for advanced nurse practitioners from mental health and intellectual disabilities (MHANPI) is to be formally launched in Dublin in 07/06/2024.

The group aims to promote and showcase the changing face of advanced nurse practice in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities services within the Irish healthcare landscape. Close links with the IAANMP have already been established with both Mental Health and Learning Disabilities representation on the IAANMP committee since November 2023.

The MHANPI group will aim to provide a dedicated national support and networking organization for all ANP and cANPs working with MH and ID services, with shared learning and research opportunities. Whilst a website is being developed, the MHANPI committee can be contacted for further information about the group and the launch at MNANPI

Advanced Practice INMO

The Advanced Practice Section of the INMO consists of registered advanced nurse/midwife practitioners/specialists from across the country who aim to drive positive change and improvements to their professional roles and working conditions.

Section Objectives

·       To promote the role and professional interests of the Registered Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioner

·       To promote the role and professional interests of the Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist

·       To support the professional development of practitioners and specialists by facilitating seminars and conferences.

·       Provide a platform for practitioners and specialists to highlight and discuss issues relating to their professional roles and practices by arranging in person/online meetings.

·       Effect positive change by proposing motions at the INMO Annual Delegate Conference. 

·       Promote the importance of Irish nursing/midwifery research 

·       Facilitate the publication of articles in the World of Irish Nursing Journal from practitioners/specialists.

·       Utilise INMO resources such as the media department/library service and other professional services available to members.

·       Establish links with other national and international professional bodies who represent practitioners and specialists.

·       To promote the views of practitioners and specialists to relevant bodies, where appropriate, alongside INMO officials.

·       To support the wider sections of the INMO by offering the skills, knowledge and expertise of practitioners and specialists.

Section Officers

The section committee is made up of Registered Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioners and Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialists.

Chairperson – Ms. Fiona Colbert Cardiology RANP, Beaumont Hospital

Vice-Chair – Mr. Oliver Allen Emergency RANP, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Secretary – Ms. Aoife Dillon Gerontology RANP, St. James’s Hospital. 

Education Officer – Ms. Mary Ryan Diabetes CNS, Hermitage Clinic.  

Further Information

If you would like further information or would like to become involved with the INMO Advanced Practice Section please contact Section Development Officer Ms. Jean Carroll by email to or visit


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CPD for members ✓ Free annual conference for members with access to presentations following event ✓ Advanced practice and career support ✓ Networking and connecting RANPs/RAMPs nationally and internationally ✓ Eligibility to apply for yearly bursary for educational/research purposes ✓ Repository for RANP/RAMP Research and Innovation ✓
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Mr. David Delaney

David is the newly elected Secretary. He currently works in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. David graduated from the University of Tasmania in Australia and started his career in cardiac care. From there he worked in the Intensive care units of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, the Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney, St. James Hospital, Dublin and University Hospital Limerick. He is currently a Clinical Skills Facilitator in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. He has previously studied a postgraduate diploma in Intensive Care Nursing with NUI Galway and is currently in his dissertation year of this Masters in Advanced Nursing Care also with NUI Galway. David will be a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner once his MSc is complete. David also holds a position on the student subgroup of the International Council of Nurses NP/APN network.