AOTI Concerned at Advertising of Chief Nursing Officer Role

HSCP professional bodies are seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister and Department of Health officials

Following the recent advertising of the Chief Nursing Officer post by the Department of Health, many members got in touch to express their concerns about aspects of this role. Specifically, members were concerned about the inclusion of responsibility within the role of the Chief Nursing Officer, for a Health and Social Care Advisor post located under the governance of the Chief Nursing Office.

The Health and Social Care Professional Alliance (HSCPA), of which AOTI is a member, has been campaigning since 2014 for the establishment of an independent Health and Social Care Advisory Unit to provide the Minister and the Department of Health with expert advice and support.

AOTI, along with the other professional bodies in the HSCPA, are alarmed at the recent development and that it has arisen without any consultation with or agreement from our professions.

The HSCPA has written to the Minister for Health expressing our serious concerns and is demanding that the recruitment campaign is immediately suspended pending a review. We have also requested an urgent meeting with the Minister and Department officials to discuss our concerns.

We will keep members informed of developments.

You can read the HSCPA letter here


Odhrán Allen

Chief Strategy Officer


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