Taskforce Policy Groups

The Chairperson of the Steering Group of the Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix in Nursing and Midwifery is Dr Siobhan O’Halloran. Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health.

 

Current Members of the Steering Group:

 

Phase 1:

Name Organisation
Dr Siobhan O’Halloran Chair Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
Ms Ann Donovan Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery Ireland East Hospital Group, HSE
Prof Anne Scott Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, NUI Galway
Ms Avilene Casey IADNAM
Ms Catherine Farrell National Clinical Programme for Surgery, HSE
Prof Garry Courtney Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme for Acute Medicine Programme, HSE
Ms Helen Byrne Head of Planning and Performance, Acute Hospitals, HSE
Ms Joan Regan PO, Acute Hospitals, DoH
Mr John Delamere Head of Corporate Employee Relations, HSE
Prof Jonathan Drennan Professor of Healthcare Research, University of Southampton
Mr Kevin Figgis Health Division, SIPTU
Ms Phil Ni Sheaghdha General Secretary, INMO
Ms Margaret Gleeson National Clinical Programme for Acute Medicine, HSE
Ms Mary Wynne Director, Nursing and Midwifery Services, HSE
Ms Lindsay Maidment National HR, DoH
Ms Rachel Kenna Deputy CNO, DoH
Ms Sinead Lardner Project Officer, DoH

 

 

Phase 2:

Name Organisation
Dr Siobhan O’Halloran Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
Ms Rachel Kenna Deputy CNO, DoH
Ms Sinead Lardner Project Officer, DoH
Ms Bernie Stenspn INMO
Ms Phil Ni Sheaghdha General Secretary, INMO
Prof Anne Scott Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, NUI Galway
Prof Garry Courtney Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme for Acute Medicine Programme, HSE
Dr Gerry McCarthy Clinical Lead, Emergency Medicine Programme, Cork University Hospital
Prof Jonathan Drennan Professor of Healthcare Research, University of Southampton
Ms Trina Doran Acute Hospitals Division, HSE
Ms Mary Wynne Director, Nursing and Midwifery Services, HSE
Prof Robert Crouch University of Southampton
Ms Edna Hoare National HR, HSE
Mr Kevin Figgis Health Division, SIPTU
Ms Margaret Gleeson Group Director of Nursing, Children’s Hospital Group
Mr P.J. Hathaway Chief Financial Officer, HSE
Mr Paddy Barrett Human Resources, DoH
Ms Sarah Cooney DoH
Ms Fiona McDaid Emergency Nurse Interest Group
Ms Susanna Byrne Nursing & Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (NMPDU), HSE
Mr Richard Walsh Acute Medicine Programmes, HSE
Mr Jamie Logan National Clinical Programmes, HSE

 

None of the non-public servant members were previously designated public officials.

 

Terms of Reference – Phase 1

 

  • To develop a staffing and skill mix ranges framework related to general and specialist adult hospital medical and surgical settings based on best available international evidence;
  • To set out clearly the assumptions upon which the staffing and skill mix ranges are determined;
  • To make recommendations around implementation and monitoring of the framework including the necessary education, training, and guidance required;
  • To present a written report to the Minister for Health within 6 months of establishment.

 

Terms of Reference – Phase 2

 

  • To develop a staffing and skill mix ranges framework related to Emergency Care settings based on best available national and international evidence;
  • To set out clearly the assumptions upon which the staffing and skill mix ranges are determined;
  • To develop an interim report on the work and outputs of the Taskforce;
  • To make recommendations around implementation and monitoring of the framework including the necessary education, training, and guidance required;
  • To present a written report to the Minister for Health within 12 months.

 

Minutes and Agendas from Taskforce meetings:

Agenda – Phase 1 – 24 March 2017 (PPIG/SG)

Minutes – Phase 1 – 24 March 2017 (PPIG/SG)

Agenda – Phase 1 – 19 May 2017 (SG)

Minutes – Phase 1 – 19 May 2017 (SG)

Agenda – Phase 1 – 19 May 2017 (PPIG/SG)

Minutes – Phase 1 – 19 May 2017 (PPIG/SG)

Agenda – Phase 1 – 23 June 2017 (PPIG/SG)

Minutes – Phase 1 – 23 June 2017 (PPIG/SG)

Agenda – Phase 2 – 17 Jan 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 17 Jan 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 17 Feb 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 17 Feb 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 21 March 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 21 March 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 17 Feb 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 17 Feb 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 21 March 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 21 March 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 13 April 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 13 April 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 16 June 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 16 June 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 13 July 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 13 July 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 25 Aug 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 25 Aug 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 17 Oct 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 17 Oct 2017

Agenda – Phase 2 – 22 Nov 2017

Minutes – Phase 2 – 22 Nov 2017