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Gov’t approves job categorisation for nurses, midwives

The government has developed and approved the job descriptions for specialist nurses and midwives, a Deputy Minister of Health, Ms Tina Mensah, has said.

This is to differentiate between general and specialist nursing and midwifery.

The grades for specialist, senior specialist and consultant in the nursing and midwifery field in the healthcare system have also been established and approved by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

The conference

Ms Mensah made this known at the fourth annual general meeting and second Scientific Conference of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM) in Accra.

The meeting, which brought together nurses and midwives from across the country, discussed “Maximising technology in accelerating universal health coverage (UHC): The role of nursing and midwifery in the era of specialisation”.

As part of the AGM, 112 associate members and 43 members were inducted into the college.

The GCNM was incepted in 2013 with the mandate to provide specialist and postgraduate education in nursing and midwifery.