The European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) is the voice of nursing and midwifery within WHO European Region.Working in partnership and strategically with WHO and other key stakeholders we aim to influence health policy, improve the quality of health services and the health of people across the 53 Member States of the Region. We are passionate advocates of the central and unique contribution that Nurses and Midwives make to individual and population health and well-being across Europe and are committed to ensuring both professions are supported to deliver excellence in their practice. As the nature of care changes we believe that strengthening and developing the nursing and midwifery workforce through the provision of lifelong learning and research delivers excellence in public health and people-centered healthcare.
The 11th Annual Meeting focussed on strengthening health systems. The two keynote speakers presented Nursing and Midwifery input to and the impact on outcomes for Health Systems, Health and Wealth to start the technical discussions. Three workshops discussed nursing and midwifery’s contribution to health and wealth, covering the role of nurses and midwives in acute and primary care; in leadership and strategic influence and on funding options. Workforce issues such as the global and national migration of nurses and midwives, safe staffing and safe working environments were addressed. Clinical development concentrated on clinical outcomes, education, research and regulation.