Friday, May 15, 2009

European Federation of Nurses

With elections approaching fast lots of groups start calling for pledges from candidates and health care is no exception. Dignity and care in health care is essential, but lacking in many areas and certainly has suffered at the altar of NHS finances. Fortunately there are good people out there who are willing to take a stand at the risk of their own career. Margaret Haywood is on of them.

This pledge campaign came in to me by email and like many that I come across, is a no-brainer and should be supported


EFN European Election Manifesto

With up to 6 million nurses within Europe, the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and its members are a significant voting force.

The EFN members are calling on MEPs to support three priorities and use their influence to help:


Implement the European Directive which regulates the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (DIR 36).


Plan the EU Workforce for Health to meet citizens’ needs.


Deliver Quality and Safeguard Patient Safety.

The EFN members are taking action

· Questioning MEP candidates about how they will influence the EU’s impact on health and employment;

· Engaging with the press on the significant issues MEP candidates need to address;

· Rallying members to make their vote count.

Act now!

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