Howard Catton

Fair pay: the only option that helps us keep the nurses we have

The international nurse stopgap is no longer a possibility. COVID-19 demands a values shift

Nursing after COVID-19: the long-term impact of our high-profile role

Stark images during the pandemic have dispelled old myths and stereotypes about nurses

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Could the public health benefits of reduced pollution be a ‘chink of light’ in COVID-19?

Nurses can help create a better, healthier ‘normal’ after the trauma of the pandemic

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COVID-19: what employers need to do to cushion the emotional impact on nurses

Nurses deserve support from government, employers and each other to get through this pandemic

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Applauding NHS workers

COVID-19: the love being shown to nurses needs to translate into action

When the applause quietens, nurses must be assured they will be equipped to do their job

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Head nurse Sun Chun, left, writes the name of her colleague Li Yunmo on her protective suit at the First Hospital of Wuhan City in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province

COVID-19 has seen nurses around the world do what nurses always do: step up

To support them, governments must provide the protective equipment teams need, says ICN chief

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Climate change is a global issue, but nurses see its effects close-up

Health threats from global warming make the need to end the nurse shortage extra-urgent

Howard Catton

Let’s make 2020 our chance to push for more nurse funding

Year of the Nurse and Midwife presents an opportunity to advance the profession

Picture shows a woman talking to a counsellor about anxiety and depression. A five-year initiative by the WHO seeks to ensure access to high quality and affordable mental health care for an additional 100 million people in 12 countries.

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

Nurse leader talks to colleague in a ward setting

What well-resourced nursing practice can achieve – if nations invest in it

We need a world where governments pay nurses more, and pay for more nurses

Nurses confer in a hospital ward in Uganda

We face a worldwide shortage of 9 million nurses

Urgent action is needed to avoid the catastrophic nursing shortage predicted by WHO

Nurse in Kenya attends to a patient

Patient safety is just not possible without the right number of nurses

World Patient Safety Day helps us focus on what the evidence says about the role of nurses

My message for every nurse: policy matters so make sure you help shape it

ICN’s Howard Catton calls on all nurses to get involved in politics and decision-making

How nurses can use their expertise to influence global health policy

ICN chief Howard Catton looks at what the Year of the Nurse and Midwife has in store

Time for a seismic shift in global healthcare

Investment in primary care is the change the world needs, says ICN director Howard Catton

Changing how policymakers view us will help Nursing Now campaign meet its aims

There is plenty of hard evidence to back the case for investment in nurses

Howard Catton: Nurses must lead from the front by getting the flu jab

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 650,000 deaths a year are attributable to...

Howard Catton: Nursing will be a powerhouse for global change in 2018

With a new chief nursing officer at the WHO and the start of the Nursing Now! campaign, 2018...

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