NHSE award community nursing researchers for excellence in research projects

On December 6th 2022 the School of Health Sciences, London City University, hosted the NHSE awards ceremony in collaboration with ICCHNR for research excellence in community nursing. Four awards were presented by Professor Alison Richardson,  Head of Nursing Research – Academic Leadership and Strategy at NHS England and Dr Barbara Stillwell, President of ICCHNR.

Our congratulations go to the awardees who each receive £500 towards their research…

The 3rd Lisbeth Hockey Memorial Lecture and Community Nursing Research Awards in collaboration with NHS England and City University of London

6th December 2022 at City University of London from 18:00

This event is free to attend either in person or on-line.

Lecture title:

The third Lisbeth Hockey memorial lecture, 6th December 2022 presented by Professor Sally Kendall, MBE

Charity Trustee Position

ICCHNR are seeking 3 new trustees with the personal skills and experience needed to ensure that the charity is fore ward thinking well-run and efficient. We would welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the legal, finance, business and enterprise, social media and marketing fields. Please see the attached for further information on the role and how to apply.

The Trustees of ICCHNR are delighted and honoured to announce that Dr Barbara Stilwell is our new President from June 2022

Barbara joins us with extensive experience in global health and with her most recent work as Executive Director of the global Nursing Now movement. Barbara brings her leadership and experience to enhance the future strategy and development of ICCHNR to meet our objectives. She follows the outstanding leadership of Professor Pam Smith who whilst standing down as President will continue her work with ICCHNR. We are so thankful to Pam for her support, guidance and wisdom and look forward to continuing to support and forward the global importance of research in community nursing with our entire ICCHNR community and with Barbara.

ICCHNR and NHSE announce joint research awards for community nurses in England.

If you are a registered community nurse in England and you have recently undertaken a research project you could be awarded £500!

Deadline: 30th September 2022

ICCHNR fully supports the ICN campaign to support nurses across Ukraine. ICCHNR stands by all nurses striving for peace, and all patients, families, carers and communities in Ukraine.

Sign petition: #NURSESFORPEACE · GoPetition.com

The International Council of Nurses (ICN), the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA), speaking on behalf of the world’s 28 million nurses, utterly condemn the illegal invasion of Ukraine and the military attacks on its people.


ICCHNR sends congratulations and support to all nurses across the globe on International Nurses Day 2022.

We especially commend the work and research undertaken by community nurses over the period of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond and celebrate your significant contribution to the public health of your countries.

Please watch the short videos that demonstrate some the international research of our members

The International Collaboration for Research (ICCHNR) is proud to be a Nursing Now partner and to celebrate The Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020.

The following videos showcase compelling accounts of community nursing research and are a pause for reflection at the end of a project to identify future actions to take forward.

One-Minute Wash-Up’s

‘Exploring the health and wellbeing needs and experiences of people who use and deliver integrated health and social care in the community: a multi-case study’

By Louise Henderson

‘Addressing the Gaps in Health for Children’

By Yvonne Parry

Silence Among Afro Caribbean. Men with Prostate Cancer in Trinidad & Tobago: A Grounded Theory Study

By Dr Michelle King-Okoye, Lecturer University of Edinburgh

The New Dad Study (NEST)

By Dr Sharin Baldwin, Clinical Academic Lead, London North West University NHS Healthcare Trust

The Needs of Older Persons with Early Stage Dementia from their Perspectives: An Ethnographic Study in Northeast Thailand

By Noysipoom, N. Boromarajonani College of Nursing Nopparat Vajira

Read the Nursing Now! Report in collaboration with ICCHNR

ICCHNR worked closely with Nursing Now in the progression of the research on global nursing leadership. Prof Gina Awoko Higginbottom acted as research consultant and the full report can be obtained by clicking the button below:

Nursing the world

Molly Case, BA RN was our Poet in Residence for ICCHNR 2017 in South Africa. In joining the conference, taking part in workshops, discussions and social interaction Molly wrote and performed her visionary poem on Nursing the World.

Click here to hear Mollys performance.

Click here to read the words of Nursing the World  in full

Please share and tweet #NursingtheWorld

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Coming next week… 

22nd February, 4 pm (GMT)
The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in achieving UHC & related SDGs

Next week the Eastern Mediterranean Hub of the Challengers’ Committeewill host a webinar to discuss the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in low and middle-income countries with a focus on UHC & related SDGs.

Speakers include:

  • Michelle Acorn, Chief Nursing Officer, International Council of Nurses
  • Maryjane Estrada-Lyder, Steering Council Co-Chair, Massachusetts Pain Initiative
  • Sana Gul, Co-Chair, Eastern Mediterranean Hub, Challengers’ Committee
  • Dalia Srouji, Co-Chair, Eastern Mediterranean Hub, Challengers’ Committee

Register your place here.


23rd February, 3 pm (GMT)
New AMR-themed NNCGSI in partnership with WHO 

In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), we will launch a new NNCGSI that will address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and challenge nurses and midwives to develop innovative solutions to the AMR-related challenges faced around the world.

During this webinar, Elizabeth Iro, WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer will introduce the challenge and provide key information about this new NNCGSI.

Register your place today!


Midwives in Focus: New survey

As part of our Midwives in Focus project, we have launched a survey to explore professional identity, midwifery leadership & representations of midwifery around the world and we want to hear from you!

Please take 5 minutes to share your perspectives!

Click here to complete the survey.


Free Health Action Training course!

Thanks to funding from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, we are offering members of the Nursing Now Challenge network the opportunity to take part in an innovative Health Action Training course.

There are two courses on offer:

Coping with Crisis: Well Being and Growth (12 hours – 4 weeks)
Course Coordinator: Sue Foster
Email: susan.foster@healthactiontraining.com

Graduate Certificate in Health Action Training (36 hours – 12 weeks)
Course Coordinator: Pat Deeny
Email: pat.deeny@healthactiontraining.com

Please register to take part in a Health Action Training course here.

Please note that there is an upper limit of 20 participants on each course. Inclusion will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Have a great weekend!

The Nursing Now Challenge team

Nursing Now is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing (Registered Charity 1089849). 

Molly Case, BA RN was our Poet in Residence for ICCHNR 2017 in South Africa. In joining the conference, taking part in workshops, discussions and social interaction Molly wrote and performed her visionary poem on Nursing the World.

Click here to hear Mollys performance.

Click here to read the words of Nursing the World  in full

Please share and tweet #NursingtheWorld