This was the way the 2nd Commonwealth Nurses Conference, Nurses and midwives: agents of change, held 8-9 March 2014 in London was described by participants. Two hundred nurses from 26 countries attended the conference. The papers from the conference will be uploaded to the CNF website shortly.
Conference delegates say farewell by joining hands and singing Auld Lang Syne
MENTAL HEALTH NURSING FORUM
Wednesday 15 May
The report and recommendations from the Mental Health Nursing Forum, hosted by the Commonwealth Nurses Federation, the Australian Nursing Federation, and the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses have been released. Comments are welcome. Click here for copies of the keynote presentations at the Forum.
Mental Health Forum 15 May 2013 Report
MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION RESEARCH RELEASED
Research into mental health legislation across the Commonwealth commissioned by the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance was released at the Commonwealth Partners' Forum held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Health Ministers' meeting in Geneva 19 May 2013.
CHPA 2013 MH Report
CHPA 2013 MH Report Summary
MH legislation key findings May 2013
CNF FAREWELLS SUSIE KONG
The 21st CNF Biennial Conference farewelled Susie Kong, President of the CNF for the past nine years and expressed appreciation for her inspirational and transformational leadership. When taking over the Presidency, Susie had a vision for the CNF which she worked hard to see realised during her term of office bequeathing a strong and vital organisation to her successor.
Susie Kong and with CNF Executive Secretary Jill Iliffe
NEW CNF PRESIDENT AND
VICE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED
Dr Ramziah binti Ahmad has been elected unopposed to the position of CNF President 2014-2018. Dr Ahmad is the President of the Malaysian Nurses Association and the current CNF Board member for the Asia Region.
Professor Kath McCourt has been elected unopposed to the position of CNF Vice President 2014-2018. Professor McCourt is the Chair of the Royal College of Nursing UK International Committee.
L–R: Dr Ramziah binti Ahmad, Professor Kathleen MCourt
In CNF Board member elections, Mr Paul Magesa Mashauri has been elected for the East, Central and Southern Africa Region; Mrs Rosemarie Josey has been elected for the Atlantic Region; and Ms Hossianatu Mary Kanu has been elected for the West Africa Region.
L-R: Hossinatu Mary Kanu, Rosemarie Josey, Paul