We hope you've had a great start to the new year. The agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals last year means that there will be an even greater demand for health workers globally. This will put particular pressure on nurses and nursing - as you know nurses carry the biggest burden of care and treatment throughout the world.
There hasn't yet been a global review of nursing. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health is therefore undertaking a review of nursing globally with support from the Royal College of Nursing. It will look at how nursing needs to develop globally – addressing such issues as education, recruitment, retention, role definition and regulation – as well as considering, numbers of nurses, capacity and finances.
The APPG will not attempt to cover this enormous area in any detail but will aim to pick out the key strategic issues and to concentrate on what the UK can do to support the development of nursing and nurses globally. This follows on from the APPG’s recent mapping of The UK’s Contribution to Health Globally which identified the enormous scope that the UK has to help improve health globally.
As part of this review the APPG on Global Health is putting out a call internationally to gather written evidence of accounts, opinions and experiences to help inform the report.
In 500 words per question we would like to hear your views related to these questions:
- How does nursing need to develop globally in order to contribute most effectively to improving health globally and delivering Universal Health Coverage?
- What are the key issues that need to be addressed globally in order to enable nursing to develop in this way?
- What can the UK government and UK organisations do to help develop nursing and nurses globally?
- Any other comments or thoughts you may have related to the topic of the review.
Please feel free to circulate the call to other relevant contacts.
We thank you in advance for your time and contributions. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
With best wishes,
Dr Johanna Riha
Policy Director | All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health
Office of Lord Crisp | Fielden House | 13 Little College St | London, SW1P 3SH
Office: +44 (0) 207 219 3873 | Mobile: +44 (0) 7725879924
Email: rihaj AT parliament.uk
Fernando Mena-Carrasco, BSN, MSW | Intern & Global Scholar
Center for Global Initiatives
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
fmenaca1 AT jhu.edu | nursing.jhu.edu | ganm.nursing.jhu.edu
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