Professor Dame Anne Marie Rafferty addresses the EFN 114th EFN General Assembly
Invited to the 114th General Assembly of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), ENRF President, Professor Dame Anne Marie Rafferty, briefed the EFN Members on the latest developments of the ENRF.
These included an overview of the key ENRF Policy briefs on Care Left Undone; Digitalisation, Mentorship, Advanced Practice Nursing and Planetary Health (both to be released soon); the ENRF Stakeholder & Policy Mapping – The ENRF has been developing a stakeholders’ & policy mapping (on Digitalisation) to help analyse, understand, and create effective strategies to promote ENRF SORP and Policy Briefs, providing an analysis of the policy actors, networks and funding agendas in order to influence research policy and support EFN work. In this context, the ENRF is in close contact with the European Health Parliament bringing input to the recommendations they are developing on Digitalisation; Health & research EU agenda – To ensure that nurse researchers and the EFN Members are prepared for the new Horizon Europe calls, namely under “Cluster Health”, the ENRF has been following very closely this development and have been participated in several meetings at EU level on the topic, reporting key information on this to the ENRF nurse researchers and the EFN members through its Briefing Notes; ENRF Reference Points – fostering the dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policy-makers/politicians, to build a common research capacity is a key aim of the ENRF. Finally, the ENRF President also mentioned the ENRF communication done through ENRF Newsletters, Briefing Notes, Website, and Annual Activity Reports, keeping ENRF nurse researchers and EFN members updated with the latest key EU news of interest for all.
The EFN Members were very pleased with these significant developments and all the work done by the ENRF. They believe that a lot can be done via the EU research programs and by further considering the concept of ‘health in all policies’. In this, the ENRF and the nurse researchers can have a key role to play.