Healthperm welcomes the launch of a new campaign which aims to raise the status and profile of the nursing profession globally. Nursing Now, a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. The campaign aims to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges.
Nurses are at the heart of most health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. As the health professionals who are closest to the community, they have a particular role in developing new models of community-based care and support local efforts to promote health and prevent disease.
Nursing Now will run to the end of 2020 – the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and a year when nurses will be celebrated worldwide. The campaign launches globally on 27 February 2018. Launch events in London and Geneva will be live-streamed from the Nursing Now website and Facebook page from 13:00-15:00 GMT.
As an organisation, we pledge to support the aims of the campaign by advocating on behalf of our nurses and helping to raise awareness of the issues that are most important to their profession. We encourage our nursing colleagues and partners to join us in supporting Nursing Now and look forward to becoming more involved in campaign activities over the coming months.