‘Coming back to what we know – a Strategic Direction for IADNAM’ is a publication that sets out a map for the work of Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery between 2016 and 2020. The Association has invested energy, time and resources in co-designing this strategy with members, the wider healthcare community and importantly service users and their advocates. This engagement and other work of the Association collectively enables us to provide the wider community and healthcare colleagues with confidence in our capacity and capability to act in the best interests of people who want a different and more improved health wellbeing and service for themselves and their families.