IFPN SECRETARY Report July 2019-June 2020
Another year has been completed as Secretary of IFPN, and it has been a challenging year especially with the COVID 19 Coronavirus impacting on healthcare industry and also the world dynamics. The IFPN Secretary position has
IFPN Meeting 2019
August 2019 I attended August IFPN meeting at AfPP York. 10 Board members attended in person and Ruth Melville (Ambassador Asia Pacific ) and PIORNA Pacific Islands pre-members dialling in via teleconference. A successful productive days meeting, however the telecommunication platform needs to be improved so that future meetings, all member’s can be participants, as the cost as well as time are a factor in non attendance occurring. The 2020 Sydney meeting this was organised as an essential part of meeting. Copy of AGM meeting minutes attached in the email
The executive have had 6 constructive teleconferences in the current 2019-2020 board year.
Ongoing updates with additions of Newsletters, President reports, Photo Gallery, Board Members Representative changes as new association President’s are elected.
2020 IFPN Florence Nightingale Challenge
Coordinate to Member countries the 2020 Florence Nightingale Challenge information and and communication letters to relevant Board Directors and also applications. 10 applicants were selected in late January to be part of this project for 2020. This has been side tracked slightly by COVID 19 however Mona’s WhatsApp communication has been very active in keeping in touch with all participants.
IFPN 2020 Meeting
Sydney meeting cancelled due to COVID 19 associated travel restrictions, isolation requirements. We thank ACORN for their hard work and great support in coordinating our meeting requirements. Next meeting is scheduled for AORN Florida 2021.
Communications to Board
As secretary my main work has been for forwarding on International Council of Nurses (ICN), and other health communication news to Board member’s.
As at 19th June only received two report’s for end of IFPN year have been received these are from GORNA (Greece) and PNC New Zealand both of which has been uploaded to Website. Reminder sent out to all Board Member’s 16th June 2020.
2021 Executive Elections
Sue Lord contacted and agreed to be an independent judicator of this process. Terms of Reference and Application Forms for Executive positions need to be written up and then formatted which I will have drafted for executive by the end of this week.
I am sadly required to stand down as IFPN Secretary as from the 30th June 2020 due to a personal family situation that needs my undivided attention for the next 6 months. I thank Mona GF and Patrick Voight my Executive team members for being part of a dynamic inspiring leadership group. I wish IFPN all the best for its ongoing future and being the active voice for Perioperative Nurses at the ICN Table and on the World stage at relevant conferences and forum’s. I will gather together an electronic package for hand over to incoming secretary and pass this on to the executive team.
IFPN Secretary 2018-2020
MACN, MAAQHC, FACORN
Report emailed 19th June 2020
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