The Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organsiations (CoNNMO) is made up of more than 53 national nursing and midwifery organisations in an alliance to work collectively to advance the nursing and midwifery profession to improve health care.

The Coalition represents the national interests of nurses and midwives in all sectors of the health profession, and comprise specialist national nursing and midwifery organisations from many different areas of practice. With primary funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health, the Coalition meets face to face twice a year.

Latest News

NMBA News: July 2016

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia newsletter with important information relevant to regulation and professional practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia. View here.

NPS News: June 2016

A monthly newsletter from NPS MedicineWise with all the latest news and evidence about medicines, medical devices and current health topics. View here.

ACSQHC new report

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has release a new report on patient safety in primary health care. The report is a literature review of evidence associated with risks to patient safety in primary health care and the evaluation of interventions designed to reduce these risks. It updates a previous literature review publiched by the Commission in 2009. There has been significant research in this area since that time, and it appears that there is now a greater focus on patient safety in primary care. A copy of the report is available at the Commission's website at

National Practice Standards for Nurses in General Practice

New national practice standards for nurses working in general practice have been released. The project to develop standards, which was funded by the federal Departmnet of Health, was led by the Australian Nursing & MIdwifery Federation Federal Office in partnership with the University of Wollongong's School of Nursing and Midwifery. The standards cover professional practice, nursing care, general practice environment, and collaborative practice. View here.

Nursing Guidelines for the Management of Medicines in Aged Care

A new version of the Nursing Guidelines for the Management of Medicines in Aged Care is now available. Developed by the ANMF, the guidelines promote the safe and competent delivery of medicines to older people. The aim of the nursing guidelines is to provide support and direction for registered and enrolled nurses in the administration of medicines in aged care, as well as clarifying the role of assistants in nursing. View here.


For a complete list of 2016 conferences of interest to member organisations. Click here to view Calendar