Welcome to 2020

The International Year of the Nurse and
             the Midwife'

The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife a year-long celebration of the contribution of nurses and midwives to the health of the global population.

The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. That is just one of the reasons the World Health Organisation has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife https://www.who.int/campaigns/year-of-the-nurse-and-the-midwife-2020. Around the world governments are being urged to take immediate action to address the nursing and midwifery shortages in their countries.

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. They are often the first and only point of care in their communities. They provide nursing and midwifery care in all settings where people live and work, such as tertiary and secondary hospitals, primary care centres and clinics, the community, the home, workplaces, and schools. Nurses and midwives devote their lives to caring for individuals, families, and communities and are there, all day, every day, to provide care from birth to death.




 Nursing Now

Nursing Now: https://www.nursingnow.org

         Countdown to Conference
                 Don't miss out

          7 weeks to conference!

» CNMF 2020 Conference Program 15.01.20

Celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife with nurses and midwives from across the Commonwealth at the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference London 6-7 March 2020.

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        Major Conference Sponsor

The CNMF acknowledges the generous sponsorship of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a long time friend of CNMF, for the conference. The ANCC, subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, mission is to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition to practice programs and prepares nurses for new practice roles. 



24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of

Thursday 5 March 2020, London UK

Join CNMF members in London at the Royal College of Nursing, Thursday 5 March 2020 for the 24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of Members, the decision making body of the CNMF.

2020 documents

» CNMF 24th Biennial Meeting 2020 Agenda

» CNMF 24th Biennial Meeting 2020 Registration Form
» CNMF 23rd Biennial Meeting 2018 draft Minutes

2018 documents
»CNMF 23rd Biennial Meeting 2018 Report
» CNMF Presidents Report 2014-2018
» Executive Secretary Report 2018
» Treasurers Report CNMF 23rd Biennial 2018


           Become a CNMF member


Membership of the CNMF is open to national nursing associations; national midwifery associations; specialist nursing associations; regional and international nursing associations; regulatory bodies, universities, and individuals. By becoming a member of the CNMF you can support the work of the CNMF and become involved in that work. Members can promote their own work through the monthly e-News, the CNMF website, or the extensive CNMF network. Join online - click on ''Membership'' below.