William Rosa, Catherine Hannaway, Charlotte McArdle, Mary McManus, Sanaa Alharahsheh, Michael Marmot
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the central role nurses play across settings and systems in optimising
health outcomes on a global scale. They are key players in providing high-quality clinical care of individuals,
families and communities and make expert contributions across policy, education and research domains. Nurses
are at the frontlines of health and social care services, merging their evidence-based, scientific and personcentred
skills to meet the health and wellbeing needs of populations worldwide during times of both normalcy
In this report, we contend there must be increased and rapid investment in nurses and nursing to strategically
address the social determinants of health and move towards health equity in both systems and communities.