Welcome to the live stream page of the Perspectives on the Role of the RNID and Evolving Developments Seminar Series.

The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, in partnership with the Nurse Managers Association for Intellectual Disability, are delighted to present a series of free seminars to exchange, share and celebrate the expertise of the Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID).

This seminar programme will be live streamed below from 11:00am – 12:15pm on the 28 April, 26 May and the 16 June.

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SEMINAR 1: 28 April 2021- An Overview of the Changes in the Professional Role of the RNID. Updates from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.

Speakers in this seminar include:

Master Pádraig O’Callaghan, Host of the Monday Motivation Paudcast
Ms Tanya King, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
Ms Judy Ryan, Director, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development South East & National Lead on Implementing Shaping the Future Strategy
Professor Owen Barr, Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities, School of Nursing, Ulster University, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Mr Jim Blair, Independent Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities, Associate Professor Intellectual (Learning) Disabilities at Kingston University and St Georges’ University of London, Patron of Dance Syndrome and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing London Board


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