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Access NI Requirements

Access NI helps organisations in Northern Ireland to make more informed recruitment decisions, by providing criminal history information about anyone seeking paid or unpaid work in defined areas.

Visit the DOJ website to download the latest Access NI Application forms and guidance on how to complete the forms.

Click here to view and download the forms from the DOJ website

Department of Health Preceptorship Framework

The Department of Health has published a preceptorship framework that covers midwives and allied health professionals as well as nurses.

The document provides a definition of preceptorship, describes the key elements of good preceptorship and suggests outcome measures to ensure that the individual needs of newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are met.

Click here to download the Framework as a PDF

Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is the regulatory body for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland.

Registration with the NISCC recognises a social care worker’s commitment to providing quality services for those who need it most. It shows that they are suitably trained, professional in their practice and accountable for the work they do. Registered workers must meet the agreed standards in their conduct and practice set out in the NISCC Code of Practice. NISCC Registration Rules and Conduct Rules ensure that we register and regulate the workforce in a fair and robust manner.

Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC)

The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC) aims to improve the quality of health and care by supporting the practice, education and performance of nurses and midwives.

Through their website, you can access tools and guidance which will help you in your everyday practice and with your continuous learning and development.