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What the global survey of the nursing workforce tells us – and what’s missing

Flawed figures for the UK are a distraction in the State of the World’s Nursing report
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Flawed figures for the UK are a distraction in the State of the World’s Nursing report

The first ever global survey of the nursing workforce, published in April, aimed to provide a ‘compelling case on the value of the nursing workforce globally’ and to set out a forward-looking agenda for nursing policy.

The State of the World's Nursing 2020 report, developed by the World Health Organization in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and the global Nursing Now campaign , was published in celebration of 2020 being the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

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