Fundamental care matters to all of us.

The ILC brings people together to influence and transform how fundamental care is delivered globally. We provide the opportunity for our members to connect and learn from leaders within their field and provide a platform to collaborate and contribute to real-world systems change.

What is fundamental care?

Fundamental care respects and focuses on a person’s essential needs.

These needs are met through a positive and trusting relationship with the person being cared for, including their family and carers.

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The ILC’s COVID-19 Response

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Special Issue

2020 JCN Special Issue now available

The 2020 Journal of Clinical Nursing Special Issue on Fundamental Care is now out! This year’s issue focuses on Methodologies, Metrics and Mobilisation and features 24 articles, spanning editorials, discussion

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ILC 2020 and COVID-19

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact internationally, the ILC Steering Group is working on several contingency plans for the ILC 2020 event, currently scheduled to be

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ILC Membership Benefits

Access to a Global Network

Access a network of nursing and healthcare consumers, researchers, educators, clinicians, policymakers, and leaders whose goal is to radically transform fundamental care delivery worldwide.

ILC Exclusive Content and Resources

Members are able to access exclusive ILC FoC resources, events and content. Our new 'Find a Member' functionality allows members to communicate globally with an engaged FoC community

Receive ILC Member Specials

ILC Members can access significant discounts on the ILC Annual International Conferences and events, bringing our community of FoC advocates together to initiate change in healthcare internationally.

Be a ILC FoC Co-Design Projects

The ILC is dedicated to undertaking co-design at a local, regional and global level. Together we can instigate change in Fundamental Care by getting Involved in research and quality improvement projects.

Make an Impact on Fundamental Care

The ILC generates opportunities to actively shape the ongoing dialogue and research and practice agenda on fundamental care, making a real impact to healthcare systems and to people’s care experiences.

Represent the ILC and FoC in Your Network

The ILC needs global representation at every level of research, practice, education and policy - add your voice to our global message about the importance of FoC in your community.


Be part of the future of patient centered fundamental care
AU $ 150 Annually
  • Access a global network of healthcare professionals
  • Exclusive resources and content
  • Annual conference: Reduced registration fee