July 18, 2017

2017 Jos China

An academic from the University of Plymouth has been invited to develop research in China’s largest children’s hospital – making him the first nurse to be appointed through a Chinese Government programme. 

Jos Latour, Professor in Clinical Nursing, was appointed as an advisor to Hunan Children’s Hospital in China this year thanks to the country’s the 100 Talent Programme, which enables companies to recruit external experts to boost output.

With 1,800 beds, the hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the world, and Professor Latour will visit China for six weeks a year, working a further six weeks remotely, to establish a nursing research team, apply for research funding and develop major scientific research orientation.

Currently heading up the University’s Clinical School at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Professor Latour is delighted to be first nurse to be taken on through the initiative.

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June 30, 2017

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The European Commicssion has released the new One Health Action Plan on antimicrobal resistance.

The key objectives of this new plan are:

  • Making the EU a best practice region
  • Boosting research, development and innovation
  • Shaping the global agenda

For more information see: http://bit.ly/2tnRUrT


June 27, 2017



May 18, 2017

EfCCNa is happy to announce that its Council member from Croatia, Jelena Slijepcevic and her colleagues won the 2017 Global Sepsis Award for their outstanding campaign 'Stop Sepsis in Croatia'! Well done, Jelena. Congratulations.

2017 Jelena Sepsis award Kopie


May 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Professor Aysel Badir, from Turkey,  passed away on 16th May 2017 after a two year struggle with cancer. Aysel Badir, a Professor at Koç University, School of Nursing in Istanbul, was a leading and inspirational Turkish nurse who was passionate about advancing critical care nursing practice through research and education in her country.

Aysel was one of the founding members of the European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa). Through her enthusiasm, energy, vision and leadership she helped the Turkish Critical Care Nursing association to establish a strong network of collaborations within Europe, and worldwide. During her tenure in EfCCNa she contributed to supporting and promoting the aims of the Federation leaving a positive and lasting impression. Since 2005, she had dedicated her time to be with her son and continue her scholarly pursuits including research, publication and overseeing a major review and validation of nursing curricula at her University. In recognition for unique talents and outstanding research contributions to Turkish critical care nursing, she was awarded a professorship in 2015.

We will remember Aysel as a warm, friendly, cheerful, resilient and charismatic critical care nurse; an individual with an exceptional vision whose legacy will not be forgotten by EfCCNa and Turkish Critical Care Nurses. Our thoughts, sympathies and sincerest wishes of comfort are with her son Yitigan.

Friends and colleagues from EfCCNa