The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) was established by the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2002 under the Health and Personal social Services Act as an NDPB (Non Departmental Public Body) to support the development of nurses and midwives by promoting high standards of practice, education and professional development. NIPEC also provides advice and guidance on best practice and matters relating to nursing and midwifery.

NIPEC employs 19 Staff.   Please click here to view the organisational structure.

NIPEC is located on the 2nd Floor of Centre House, Chichester Street, Belfast.

NIPEC Council has a membership of 9 professional members (including Chair), 6 lay members, the Chief Executive of NIPEC (Executive Member) and the Chief Nursing Officer, DHSSPS (Ex-Officio Member). The Council meets on a quarterly basis, usually on the third Wednesday in the months of March, June, September and November, with the meetings commencing at 2pm.  Meeting Agendas and Minutes are available within the NIPEC Council area.

NIPEC’s Health and Social Wellbeing Committee was set up in 2015 with the objective of nurturing and improving staff relationships and supporting staff in accessing a range of activities aimed at improving their health and wellbeing - click here for more information.

Visiting NIPEC. For a location map, click here

For Disability Access Information for Centre House, click here

Contact Information

 NIPEC, Centre House
  79 Chichester Street
  BELFAST, BT1 4JE   

 Telephone: 0300 300 0066
  Email: enquiries@nipec.hscni.net 

Should you wish to make a comment or have an enquiry, please use the contact details shown above.

In the event that you are unhappy with a service from NIPEC, then  please click here to download our Complaints Policy