Our People & Culture

March 2020

2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife


The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

Nursing Now is a global movement seeking to empower nurses as healthcare leaders and to maximise our contribution to healthcare.

The Nightingale Challenge, part of Nursing Now, focuses on equipping the next generation of leaders.

As part of 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and the Nursing Now movement, the Nursing and Midwifery Office (NaMO) are partnering with Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks across NSW Health to recognise and maximise the contribution of nurses and midwives to patients, families and to the broader health system.

The areas of focus are:


  • Enabling nurses and midwives to work to their full scope of practice; to deliver improved healthcare, better access to care, improved efficiencies and to enhance the experience of care

  • Strengthening the professional profile by communicating the impact of nursing and midwifery practice to health outcomes and people’s experience of care

  • Supporting and developing leadership at all levels to drive sustainable, compassionate, evidence-based, quality healthcare for all.


Contact for more information

Lorraine Tesoriero

8890 9920


Submitted by Lorraine Tesoriero

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