Leontiou Ioannis

Leontiou Ioannis , BSc, MA, Ph.D, CCN, RN



Dr Ioannis Leontiou is a professional nurse with more than 30 years of experience in nursing. As CYNMA President Ioannis initiated a procedure for establishing: The national code of Nursing Ethics, the code for Continuous Professional Development, the Standards for Professional Nursing Practice and the Framework for Professional Rights and Responsibilities for Nurses which has been endorsed by the Parliament and became part of the Nursing and Midwifery legislation.

As Vice President of the European Federation of Nurses (EFN) Ioannis chaired (2008-2010) the Workforce Committee; the role of which is to promote, support, oversee and make recommendations in relation to European Union workforce matters.

As Board Member of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation (2007-2011) he contributed in the efforts of the organisation to influence health policy throughout the commonwealth, to improve standards, competence and strengthen nursing leadership.

Ioannis was elected for two terms as Board Member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and served from 2013 – 2021.

His professional career includes clinical practice in Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments, clinical instructor at the School of Nursing, Supervisor of the Private Hospitals and as a Government Officer appointed to the MoH for the reorganisation of the ambulance service. Nationally Ioannis has also been involved in professional activities of the Cyprus Resuscitation Council (CyRC) to which he served as a founding member and as elected board member (2004-2011). He is currently the Nursing Manager of the A&E department in Nicosia General Hospital, which is the major hospital of Cyprus.

Ioannis has recently (2023) been appointed to serve as member of the Scientific Council of the State Health Services Organisation and as member of the National Center of Clinical Evidence and Quality Improvement (2024).

Dr Ioannis Leontiou’s published work includes articles on nursing management, trauma systems, Emergency Nursing, Health Care Management and Health Policy issues.