Wales: Wales joins global campaign to boost nursing profile

05 June 2019

Public Health Wales (PHW) is supporting a three-year global campaign to champion nurses.

Nursing Now, organised by the International Council of Nurses and the WHO, runs to the end of 2020. Its aims include better education, professional development and employment conditions. Nursing Now Cymru Wales has officially joined the campaign, with a steering group led by PHW on behalf of the Welsh Government.

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood, PHW director of quality, nursing and allied health professionals, says: ‘Through supporting this campaign in Wales, we can both acknowledge the valuable role played by nurses and midwives and raise the profile and status of nursing and midwifery.’

Key themes identified for the Nursing Now Cymru Wales campaign include promoting resilience and wellbeing in students and registrants, and improving dissemination of effective and innovative practice.

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