Galway Clinic Inaugural Nursing Conference.

Date:16th May 2014

Location: Galway Clinic

Conference Theme: Person Centred care in a High-tech and LEAN environment- the challenges and opportunities

Key Note Speakers:

Prof Jan Dewing - Canterbury Christchurch University

"Person centred care- the challenges and opportunities in an acute setting."


Ms Deirdre Hogan - Deputy CEO Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

"Importance of nursing regulation in an ever changing healthcare environment"


Dr Siobhan O Halloran - Chief Nursing Officer Department of Health

"Nursing and Midwifery Leadership challenges"


Limited places. Booking required. Please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 091-785932 or 091-785516

New TIGER Report - Recommendations for the Innovative Nurse Leader

The TIGER Initiative Foundation has released a new leadership collaborative report, The Leadership Imperative: TIGER’s Recommendations for Integrating Technology to Transform Practice and Education (2014)

( This new report resulted from a continued recognition of how critical leadership is to fulfilling the TIGER vision and mission, and to providing transformational leadership that drives and executes the transformation of healthcare.

The report addresses the need to focus on both practice and technology, as well as providing valuable information, tools and resources for leaders to access and utilize as they integrate technology into practice and education. Full information on the TIGER Initiative Foundation is at  

TIGER Vision Statement: To enable nurses and interprofessional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.

TIGER Leadership Collaborative Report

tiger logoLeadership drives, empowers, and transforms. The updated TIGER Leadership Collaborative Report builds on the 2009 TIGER Leadership Development Collaborative Report by providing a leadership model, innovative nurse leader characteristics, tools for new ways of thinking, and information technology (IT) innovation exemplars. 

The tools and exemplars presented in this report illustrate the leadership imperative for improving the individual patient experience, improving healthcare outcomes, improving the health of populations, and creating healthcare delivery efficiencies.

See the full report here.

NHS Nursing Technology Fund

In October 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron announced the establishment of a Nursing Technology Fund to support nurses, midwives and health visitors to make better use of digital technology in all care settings, in order to deliver safer, more effective and more efficient care.

The funding was to be allocated to providers in two rounds. The first round, for £30m, was for funding to be spent in FY13/14.

Applications for the first round of funding were invited from December 2013, following publication of a prospectus.  In total 226 applications were received from 139 Trusts. Following an evaluation process, where applications were reviewed by a panel of senior nurses, successful organisations were informed in February 2014.


Funded PhD studentship at the University of Salford

The Graduate Teaching Studentship covers fees and provides a bursary for three years’ full-time study, with a modest contribution to taught programmes

The School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences is a dynamic School with a commitment to lifelong learning. With around 200 members of academic staff who are experts in a wide range of disciplines including Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Social Policy, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sociology and Criminology, are able to offer an excellent and comprehensive educational experience. The School has a lively and very successful research community with extensive academic and clinical collaborations and nearly 100 Doctoral students. The rich knowledge and expertise gained from our research activities helps to inform health and social policy and practice both nationally and internationally.

Read more here

The School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences will be funding two Graduate Teaching Studentships (GTS) and two fully funded bursaries.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2014; shortlisted candidates will be notified during April 2014.

Apply now for the GTS scheme


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