Nurses and midwives strengthen health systems

In the WHO European Region, nurses and midwives – an estimated total of 7.3 million – make up the majority of health care professionals, delivering health services to people of all ages. A recently published compendium of good practices in nursing and midwifery...

The changing role of nursing

The latest issue of the Eurohealth Observer, which is produced by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, includes a range of articles on nursing. These cover the changing role of nursing, the state of nursing in the European Union, nurse migration,...

eHealth guidelines for nurses

The EU-funded Ens4Care project has developed five guidelines for European nurses and social workers on how to use eHealth for: promoting a healthy lifestyle and prevention clinical practice skills development for advanced roles integrated care nurse ePrescribing. The...

Finding enough health professionals for the future

According to the latest WHO/Europe core health indicators for 2015, the number of physicians and nurses in the Region may not be sufficient to cover the future health needs of an ageing population, despite an increase of around 10% in the past 10 years. The report...