Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence

Institute logoThe Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence leads the development of new knowledge, innovation and education - driving the delivery of world-class care for the people of Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands, nationally and beyond.

The Institute of Nursing and Midwifery is central to NUH’s journey to international excellence. Aligned with the Trust’s strategic vision, the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence will:


  • Build a resilient infrastructure and collaborative partnerships to advance and support the delivery of world-class care for patients, carers and families.
  • Generate new knowledge and innovations in the fields of exemplary professional practice, professional autonomy, shared decision-making and leadership at all levels.
  • Design and lead developments in education, practice development and research that ensure a culture of innovation, recognition and reward for care excellence.


What is the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence?


The Institute is a collaborative of two centres and a programme office designed to lead and support international excellence in nursing and midwifery clinical practice, education and research.

It aims to establish an internationally renowned, and the UK’s first, NHS trust led Institute for Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence (INMCE) initially comprising the:


Picture of Jo CooperCentre for Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation (led by Professor Jo Cooper)





Picture of Sue HainesCentre for Nursing and Midwifery Clinical and Professional Development ( led by Dr Sue Haines)





Picture of Kerry Jones Magnet Programme Office (International care excellence co-ordination and data analytics centre) (led by Professor Kerry Jones)






The Institute coordinates and connects all nursing and midwifery innovation, education, research and practice development within the trust. It works in partnership with a wide range of external stakeholders, it provides education, career development programmes and support for nurses and midwives, leading the advancement of professional nursing and midwifery skills, knowledge and international care excellence.

The Institute will support and create new strategic directions for nursing and midwifery care excellence, to ensure that patients, families and carers are partners in decision-making about all activities where possible, to generate, disseminate, and integrate research in delivering evidence-based practice with the ultimate goal of providing safe, timely, efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality care.

The institute will monitor and evaluate impact and outcomes of our journey to international excellence, generating new knowledge in the fields of transformational leadership; structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice and innovations and improvements as defined by The ANCC Magnet® Accreditation Programme, standards for excellence in patient care outcomes, organisational performance and nursing/midwifery satisfaction. Visit our Magnet® page here.

Click here for more information on the ANCC Magnet® Accreditation Programme.


What does the Institute of N&M Care Excellence provide?


The Institute provides a range of professional development, training and career development opportunities for nurses, midwives and the care support team within NUH.

These include:


  • Newly Qualified Preceptorship (link)
  • Acute care skills programme
  • Recruitment and Staff Nurse rotation programmes
  • Evidence in Nursing Course
  • Shared Governance
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Careers coaching
  • Speciality Courses and study days led by Clinical Divisions
  • Deputy Sister Charge nurse leadership programme
  • Ward sister – charge nurse degree top up BSc Nursing leadership and Innovation
  • Chief Nurse junior fellows
  • Travel scholarship
  • Health Care Assistant Skills Academy (link)
  • Clinical HCA apprenticeships
  • Trainee nursing associates
  • International recruitment and training for OSCE examinations


For more information please contact us by email.

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