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Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe (PNAE)

Message to Friends and Colleagues of Europe

The members of the Paediatric Associations of Europe (PNAE) would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and admiration for the unprecedented effort being made by all healthcare staff, and support teams, to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
PNAE are aware that many colleagues and members of their families will have personally experienced COVID-19 disease. We send our sincere condolences to colleagues and friends who have sadly suffered the loss of family members, friends and colleagues. 
We did not expect to be faced with such a catastrophic situation and many patients, colleagues and friends owe their lives to the dedication of the courageous health teams who risk their own safety to help and care for others. The humanity and compassion shown to those affected by COVID-19 is overwhelming and truly appreciated by PNAE.
PNAE members value the great contribution each organisation is making to enable the pandemic to be successfully managed. Many PNAE members have contributed to the development of essential policies and guidelines to support the monumental effort required in providing care. 

PNAE members offer their advice and support to colleagues and friends and can be contacted with their details below.

Best wishes  
PNAE members

The Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe was established in April 2003 as a regional group of the International Association of Paediatric Nursing, to bring together professional organisations for nurses working with children and young people in Europe.

This regional group will adopt the same goals and purposes of the International Association of Paediatric Nursing, but will use them in the European context. These are to:

  • enhance the care of children and adolescents worldwide
  • use the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child to promote and advocate for the health, wellbeing/welfare and development of children
  • encourage communication between paediatric nurses to help further the care of all children.

Through its activities the network of Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe will seek to ensure that children, young people and families across Europe are guaranteed the quality of nursing care they have a right to receive.
All paediatric nursing associations in Europe are encouraged to participate in the network so that a strong and united voice is possible on the important common issues identified for action.

For further information contact Fiona Smith, Professional Lead for Children and Young People, RCN, London. Email: or the PNAE coordinator Jane Coad, email: or deputy coordinator Immacolata Dall'Oglio, email:

Podcast: Jean Davies - PNAE Representation

PNAE Members


Immacolata Dall'Oglio, Ped RN, MSN, PhD student

+39 06 68592984

Orsola Gawronski, RN M Paed Nursing MSN PhD student

+39 06 68592595


Swedish Association of Peadiatric Nurses

Helena Wigert, President



Child Health Nursing Association

Ayse Ferda Ocakci, Turkish delegate


United Kingdom

Fiona Smith, Professional Lead for Children and Young People's Nursing


European Association for Children in Hospital

Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe

Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe

Page last updated - 27/09/2020