The changing needs of the 21st Century mean nurses have an even greater role to play in the future. New and innovative types of services are needed – more community and home-based, more holistic and people-centred, with increased focus on prevention and making better use of technology. These are all areas where nurses can play a leading role. However, maximising nurses’ contributions will require that they are properly deployed, valued and included in policy and decision-making.
Nursing Now will work with partners around the world to advocate for more nurses in leadership positions – to help nurses achieve the influence they deserve. It will also help nurses access better education and training, while supporting them to share research and evidence of effective practice.
Nursing Now will encourage health leaders to invest in nursing and introduce new models of care that maximise nurses’ contributions to achieving Universal Health Coverage which would guarantee everyone the right to quality health care without financial hardship.
– Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge became Parton in February 2018.
February 27, 2018 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Launch’s ‘Nursing Now’ Campaign – Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge launched ‘Nursing Now’ at St Thomas’ hospital in London, England. The campaign promotes nursing worldwide. In a speech, Catherine praised nurses for always being there, saying: “You care for us from the earliest years. You look after us in our happiest and saddest times. And for many, you look after us and our families at the end of our lives. Your dedication and professionalism are awe-inspiring.” You can read the full speech here.