International Day of the Midwife - a small gesture, creating a 6Cs lifetime memory
Kathy Murphy, Head of Midwifery at Saint Mary's Hospital and
midwife Elaine Richmond will be marking International Day of the
Midwife in a special way this year - by taking part in a national
On 6th May they will be joining Birte Harlev-Lam from
NHS England and local parent Rick Bolton who has recently shared
his experiences about the 6Cs of nursing via his blogs to tell his
The 6Cs are the values and behaviours of Care, Compassion,
Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. The 6Cs were
launched in December 2012 as part of Compassion in Practice, the
Vision and Strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Care Staff, as the values and
behaviours essential to the delivery of high quality compassionate
Rick's son Isaac, now aged 3, has been a patient at Saint Mary's
since before birth, when he was referred to the Foetal Medicine
Unit at 26 weeks. The journey that their family has been on as a
result of Isaac's condition has been documented through Rick's
blogs and website, and was recently highlighted at the NHS Expo in
March, which Rick attended as a guest of Jane Cummings, Chief
Nursing Officer for England.
Saint Mary's midwife Elaine Richmond was instrumental in the
care of Isaac and his family, and as such was part of a team
nominated for a Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care at the
As a result of Elaine's 'compassion in practice', she has been
given the fantastic opportunity to help Rick share his story from
her professional perspective as a midwife.
Kathy Murphy will follow by discussing the Trust's values and
how Central Manchester Hospitals use them to harness our approach
of care and compassion within the organisation.
The webinar is hoped to reach a large audience, both across the
country and professionally, and take place between 11am-12pm on
Tuesday May 6th.
This is the first in a series of webinars, which will celebrate
and highlight the wide context in which care is delivered by
nurses, midwives and care staff.