Our Commitment to Caring - 2nd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference
Hundreds of nurses and midwives came together on Monday to
celebrate the launch of the recently developed valuesand
behavioural framework which is being introduced to ensure a
consistent caring approach by all our 5,000 nurses and
Last year our nurses and midwives developed their core values
and commitments to deliver great care with dignity and compassion.
During 2013 they have developed a behavioural framework to
ensure the delivery of those values and to support them in holding
each other to account.
This framework was launched at the 2nd Annual
Nursing & Midwifery Conference on Monday 2nd
September, "The Art and the Science of Nursing and Midwifery
practice" by Chief Nurse Gill Heaton.
Gill said, "I am absolutely delighted to be able to launch this
framework which supports the delivery of the National Nursing and
Midwifery Strategy 6 Cs (Compassion, Courage, Communication,
Competency, Commitment and Care) but even more importantly has been
developed involving over 4,000 of our staff so far.
"Delivering care with dignity and compassion is a fundamental
part of everything we do and I am proud to work alongside nurses
and midwives as we implement this framework which will impact on
our patients' experience across all hospitals and community
Also announced on the day were the six winners of our own
internal GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Awards. These are new
awards which have been introduced to recognise our nursing and
midwifery colleagues across the organisation. The awards
focus on our organisation's values - there will be one winner for
each of the values ie. respect, dignity, compassion, consideration,
empathy and pride. One of these winners was also presented with the
Chief Nurse Award.
Our organisation is committed to ensuring that
our patients receive not only the best clinical treatment, but the
best experience of the care surrounding this. Patients place
their trust in nurses and midwives at a time when they are most
vulnerable. Nurses and midwives have a responsibility to
uphold that trust and confidence and to ensure that the care we
provide is based on a shared set of values, clinically excellent
and contribute to an excellent experience.
In such a busy and complex environment it can be
a real challenge for nurses and midwives to provide high quality
clinical care and a personalised service but it is one which nurses
and midwives raise to every day.
Full list of Going the Extra Mile Winners
Lindy Gee - overall, winner of the
Chief Nurse Award
Paul Sinnott won the MRI Nurse
Fellowship Award - presented by Martin Johnson President of the MRI
Emma Lane and Victoria Holmes won
the Sodexo Dignity Award presented By Phil Jones Site Manager for
Royal Eye Hospital Ward won Best
Poster Award presented by Helen Bevan Head of NHS Improving Quality
Siobhan Doolan and Fiona Geiger
won Best Arts contribution to the day - Preented By Gill Heaton
The Research Team led by Gail
Woodburn won the BEST Science contributions on the
day - Presented by Gill Heaton