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Policy Influence

The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is increasingly recognised as a think tank providing independent analysis of issues impacting on the nursing and midwifery professions.

Our Academy provides a vehicle for strengthening and mobilising the professional contribution to international, national, regional, and local health policy agendas and decisions about the workforce. It harnesses the intelligence and expertise of our alumni and membership network to generate evidence and commentary that will: promote political behaviours and intelligence across the nursing and midwifery workforce; influence workforce-related policy development; inform workforce-related policy implementation; and evaluate translation of workforce-related policy into practice. Together we can make change happen and impact the professions’ ability to deliver high-quality care.

Key Activities

Our Principles

The FNF Academy Policy Unit is uniquely positioned as an independent source of thought leadership that can be utilised by organisations to offer objective and impartial advice or recommendations. We are committed to maintaining this independent position and therefore ensure we do not rely on any individual organisation for ongoing funding. We pledge to work in partnership with other nursing and midwifery policy influencing organisations and individuals where there is a shared commitment to maintaining an independent and objective stance.

Get Involved

FNF Academy membership or undertaking one of our programmes provide an opportunity for all nurses and midwives to engage in influencing policy. We are also interested to collaborate with partners who want to commission us to undertake policy-influencing thought leadership projects.

Please get in touch to discuss further: [email protected]

Independent Thought leadership
and Policy Advice

See some examples of the past and current policy influence and thought leadership projects.

Subject Expert Groups

The FNF Policy Unit establish Subject Expert Groups to influence areas of workforce policy that are identified by our members as most significant to them as senior nurses and midwives working in a range of sectors.