About the Year of the Nurse and Midwife
The World Health Organisation (WHO) designated 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife (YONM) to celebrate the vital contribution that 22 million nurses and two million midwives make in providing better healthcare all over the world.
The year is an especially significant one here in
the UK as it coincides with the 200th anniversary
of the birth of Florence Nightingale – a colossal
figure in history who laid the foundations for
nursing to become the professional occupation
we know today.
Read the introductions from…
- Siobhan Heafield, Regional Chief Nurse for the Midlands
- Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England
- Janet Driver, Regional Chief Midwife for the Midlands
- Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer for England