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Nursing Now launches today

27th February 2018

Nursing Now launches today (Tuesday 27 February) with activities planned in the UK, Switzerland, Jamaica, USA, South Africa and Jordan – among other countries.

Highlights from the global launch events in London and Geneva will be broadcast from both the Nursing Now Facebook page and website from 1pm GMT today. Follow the hashtag #NursingNow

Exciting update – As of today, Kensington Palace has announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will become Patron of Nursing Now.

Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. Nursing Now is run by a Campaign Board made up of nurses and non-nurses from 16 different countries. The campaign is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Nursing Now will run to the end of 2020 – the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and a year when nurses will be celebrated worldwide. Nursing Now’s aim is to improve perceptions of nurses, enhance their influence and maximise their contributions to ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to health and healthcare.