This track focuses on nursing and midwifery input into health and care policy development and delivery. This includes ways of ensuring the voice of nurses and midwives are heard at the highest levels of organisational policy development and an identification of the key issues in which nurses have the most traction.
Twinned with this is an exploration of professional issues in nursing and midwifery practice, education and continuous professional development. We welcome submissions on the developing role of the nursing and midwifery profession through education and continuing professional development, challenges of recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and of leadership.
We welcome submissions on the history of nursing and/or midwifery, the culture of professional nursing and/or midwifery, their public image and initiatives and campaigns to raise their social status and influence and maximise nurses’ and midwives scope of practice.
NB: this track supports the objectives of WHO’s Nursing Now programme and its final State of the World's Nursing Report.