FINE was present at the annual congress of the European Organisation of Specialist Nurses, ESNO, on Thursday 21 February 2019.
“The specialist nurse in European healthcare towards 2030”
The conference addressed the role and competencies of the specialist nurse in Europe, education and leadership, interprofessional work, roles in primary care, innovation. Nursing leaders representing national and international associations were present: Annette Kennedy (ICN), Alessandro Stievano (ENDA), Miguel Lardennois (NOC Belgium), Maria Loureiro (EORNA), Patrick Crombez (EONS), Adriano Friganovic (ESNO), etc.
ESNO has fostered networking, a force for political leadership in the service of a coherent health system for safe, quality, patient-centred and accessible health care. Partners highlighted the importance of collaboration, coordination and quality of care. Several questions were asked, particularly concerning the training of specialised nurses in Europe and the need for a reference framework of common skills linked to a title and the roles and functions. The regulatory needs for specialized nurses were also discussed.
ESNO has an education committee. Wendy Preston presented the missions and activities for the next two years. The concerns of the training of specialised nurses in Europe are in line with FINE’s objectives.
The new FINE Executive Committee is in the process of building the axes of work for the duration of the next three-year mandate. As soon as this work is formalized, the information will be shared via the FINE website.
For the Executive Committee,
Cécile Dury, FINE president