On the occasion of the International Day of the Midwife (5 May) and International Nurses Day (12 May), WHO-Europe published two new studies: the Midwifery Assessment Tool for Education (MATE) intends to support educators and planners, as well as professionals and patients, in establishing the status quo of current midwifery training, assessing how this relates to the desired level of education, and implementing steps to bridge gaps between the two.
The analysis of ‘Competencies for nurses working in primary health care’ identifies five clusters of competencies, i.e. patient advocacy and education, effective communication, team-work and leadership, people-centred care and clinical practice, as well as continuous learning and research. It intends to guide and inform national discussions. Please find links to both publications below: