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Title: First regional Regulation Conference Dubai Health Authority 22-23 October, 2014

First regional Regulation ConferenceDubai Health
Authority 22-23 October, 2014
Role of UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council in
unifying nursing and midwifery standards
  • Fatima Al Rifai, PhD, RN
  • Advisor for Nursing Affairs, Ministry of Health
  • Board member and Secretary, UAE Nursing and
    Midwifery Council

  • Background
  • UAE healthcare challenges
  • Current Trends
  • Nursing and midwifery profile in UAE
  • UAE Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • NMC Solutions, Products Services

  • UAE is witnessing rapid economic and social
  • Government is redefining its role to be
    regulator and enforcer
  • Private sector is evolving as service provider
  • Emerging civil society role

UAE healthcare challenges
  • Increased demand and cost of healthcare due to
  • Growth in population
  • Chronic diseases
  • Life style
  • High tech- equipment and facilities
  • Environmental related health problems
  • Increased public expectation
  • Evolving role of private sector as service

Current Trends
  • Government
  • Redefining role of the governments
  • Separation of health regulatory and service
    provision functions
  • Outsourcing government services
  • Private Sector
  • Bigger role
  • Social responsibilities
  • Ethical practices

Public Private Partnerships
  • Sharing responsibilities
  • Advocating partnership models

Nursing Situation in UAE
  • Shortage of nurses/few UAE nurses
  • Working conditions
  • Diverse nursing workforce
  • Status of nursing and image
  • Low enrollment in nursing schools
  • Absence of unified regulatory mechanism
  • Absence of nursing specialization programs

Nurse workforce indicators
  • Total number of nurses 31,000
  • Emirati nurses 4
  • Nurse Population
  • UAE 445 100,000
  • USA 773
  • EMRO 159 100,000

Nurses profile
  • Skill mix
  • Registered nurse 79
  • Practical nurses 15
  • Helper/nurses aids 6
  • Education
  • Diploma 61
  • BSN 28
  • Higher education and specialization 11
  • Gender
  • Male 12 Female 88

Current Nursing Midwifery Trends
  • Low Supply
  • Growing Demand

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Council Launch
Council President
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His
Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE
and Ruler of Dubai.
Council Launch Ceremony 22 March 2010 attended by
HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein, President of the
Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC) and Patron of
Nursing Midwifery for the WHO-EMRO HE Dr.
Hanif Hassan Ali, UAE Minister of Health HE
Humaid Al Qutami, UAE Minister of Education
Council Authority
The Council was established by a 2009 Ministerial
Decree in recognizing that a high quality
nursing and midwifery profession contributes
significantly to quality health care Article
(2) There shall be by virtue of this section, the
establishment of a body to be known as the UAE
Nursing and Midwifery Council that shall report
to the Ministry of Health      Article
(3) The Council aims to regulate nursing and
midwifery, promote and advance nursing services,
protect and promote the health and safety of the
public based on the highest standards
Council Functions
  • Article (7) Recommends
  • Strategies for the regulation and advancement
    of the profession
  • Standards for education and accreditation of
    the nursing and midwifery programs in
    collaboration with concerned parties
  • Standards for clinical practice environments
    (teaching hospitals, other clinical training
    settings) in collaboration with concerned parties
  • Standards necessary for the advancement of the
    profession and standards related to practice
  • Standards related to continuous education and
    recognition of specialization programs in
    collaboration with concerned parties
  • Programs for the development of human capital
    and technical skills in the profession including
    leadership development

Council Functions
  • Article (7) (continued)
  • Standards for registration, licensing and
    practice that comply with current laws of the
  • Code of conduct for the profession based on
    international standards
  • Promote research in the profession
  • Approve donations and monetary assistance that
    comply with the councils goals and objectives
  • Carry out other functions that are delegated to
    council by the minister

Council Governance
Council Secretary Council Staff
Manages Conducts the work of the Council
Board Members Ministry of Health Ministry of
Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry
of Education Ministry of the Interior Health
Services Nursing Colleges and Institutes in the
UAE Emirates Nursing Association Emirates Medical
Association HAAD DHA SEHA Dubai Healthcare
City Private Sector Hospitals Dubai Healthcare
  • Oversee activities
  • Prioritize Delegate
  • Review and Modify
  • Approve

Article (4) The Council shall consist of the
President HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and
a number of nominated members from the specified
Why Nursing Midwifery Council?
  • To ensure that the public has access to safe
    competent nurses midwives
  • To improve quality of services through ensuring
    better educated nurses who practice to
    internationally recognised standards
  • To ensure nurses and midwives embrace caring,
    trust, and ethical culture and conduct
  • To strengthen the identity and positioning of
    nursing midwifery

Ultimate purpose of nursing midwifery
regulation is public protection
Council Focus
  • Developing National Standards for the four
    priority areas education, practice, service,
    and registration and licensure
  • Providing Expert and Authoritative Advice to
    the public, health authorities and the
  • Contributing to the Capacity Development of the
    national nursing and midwifery workforce with
    emphasis on developing Emirati nurses and
  • Establishing and Maintaining Standards that are
    Current and Benchmark with international and
    regional standards
  • Strengthening the Identity Status of UAE
    nursing midwifery
  • Supporting and Conducting Research to establish
    the Scientific Basis for Practice leadership

The Activities of the Council
Key Principle Collaborative processes, engaged
stakeholders to develop, implement and monitor
Scientific Committees
  • Nursing Midwifery Education
  • National education strategy
  • National workforce development - Emiratization
  • Standards for degree-granting nursing programs
  • Standards for NCE programs
  • Nursing Midwifery
  • Registration Licensure
  • Standards for licensure
  • National licensing exams
  • Nurse Midwifery registry
  • Fitness to practice
  • Ethics violations
  • Nursing Midwifery Practice
  • Scope of Practice
  • Standards
  • Competencies
  • Specialization Model
  • Specialty Standards
  • Positive work environment standards

The Activities of the Council
Key Principle Collaborative processes, engaged
stakeholders to develop, implement and monitor
Other Activities
  • Research Center
  • Nursing and Hospital Quality Research project
  • Formation of task force
  • Establishing the structure
  • Councils Identity
  • Bylaws Document
  • Logos and signage
  • Communication Strategy
  • policies and procedures
  • Building alliances
  • Emirates Foundation
  • Media
  • Civil Societies

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