ESNO representing this 'One Nurse'

"How many nurses does ESNO represent", this a far too often question addressed in the European bubble, in the parliament, European Institutes, NGO's and industry, but to nurses in this European enenvironment like  '....asking a fish to prove the wetness of water...'. It is such an obvious question but somehow difficult to answer, but we do our best.

The basics on a response shows how difficult it is to speak in exact numbers ESNO represents,  like it is for more of ESNO members. One of the members have about 40.000 or even double, and others have also in the same number but we cannot count them. Too often we receive the question ' many nurses do you represent.... ' but this is a quotative question. Repeatedly we have to explain that roughly there are about 3.000.000 nurses in Europe, and all are in somehow a specialist area, in specialist areas and some in advanced levels, and the last group we have ESNO as lead.

Nurses have also a kind of field of…

Facebook and Nurses Code of Ethics

Information on health and all related to personal health and vulnerability is high sensitive, on sickness, therapy, profession and so on this is a fundament everyone understands. And for that reason -to emphasis on that- Nurses have signed by their graduation a code of coduct and ethics before getting their diploma and certificates. All Nurses codes on ethics in the world are inspired and/or partly copied from the ICN Code of Ethics. The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses, most recently revised in 2012, is a guide for action based on social values and needs. The ICN Code of Ethics guides nurses in everyday choices and it supports their refusal to participate in activities that conflict with caring and healing. At the very start it mentions "The nurse holds in confidence personal information and uses judgement in sharing this information" Based on the latest revelations on Facebook, that not only information is gathered but also analysed and sold to external partners even to in…

Survey on Medication Shortage in Europe

Upcoming, nurses survey on medication shortageMedication shortage, we see it far too often in the nurses clinical practice, and it is expected to occur more often. In collaboration with @Medicine-for-Europe, this Spring a  scientific Survey with Medicine for Europe will be launched to idetify a number of aspects but abouve all: 
- Identify the root causes of the shortages
- In addition, we will aim at analysing the perception of the different stakeholders on the cause of the shortages
- We will identify how the different stakeholders would like to be informed about the shortages and which information they require
- The survey should be able to tell us which type of medicines are more frequently in shortage and why
- Lastly, we might analyse how shortages can be prevented or mitigated.
We'll keep you updated

Heart Failure Policy Network: call for information

Have you successfully made the case for change in heart failure? Have you been involved in advocating for, and implementing, multidisciplinary or integrated heart failure care? If so, the Heart Failure Policy Network wants to hear from you. The Network is running a call for information to better understand how successful care programmes are implemented and what lessons can be learned and applied across Europe. With your input, we aim to uncover new learning and generate public resources to help others plan and deliver the best possible care for heart failure patients.
Submit your experiences by 30 March 2018 at

European Nurses calles to sign the Declaration on Vaccination

ESNO, the Specialist Nurses in Europe, as part of the Steering group, supports the EU Fighting Flu campaign, and kickstarts today. We encourages all nurses to support this campaign, sign the Manifesto today and share. Spearheaded by the Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination and its Co-Chairs - MEP Françoise Grossetête and Prof Thomas Szucs, this group has one main aim: To reduce the burden of influenza across Europe. We are calling for urgent and unified action to help protect people from influenza and we need your support to spread the word! Read and sign-up to our Manifesto. Share this in your network.


The books have arrived at the ESNO office, Priciples of Nursing 'European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century, A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach’. 


With a great sense of proud last week in Brussels at the office Mental-Health-Europe (representing 73 mental health related patient organisations)  handing over the first book to the Director Maria Nyman and at the same time with huge respect for the work done by Françoise Charnay-Sonnek and the editors josé carlos santos and Dr. John Cutcliffe and so many contributors, with the first edition on the ESNO series, Priciples of Nursing 'European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century, A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach’. The Director spoke wonderfull words and compliments on the 'patient centred approach' and will distrubute this in the network and publish this in their network.  How to order the book at