'Let's Get Personal'
Hundreds of nurses and midwives came together today for
their annual conference. This year's theme - 'Let's Get
Personal' focused around a commitment to improving individual and
personalised care for every patient.
An up-dated Nursing & Midwifery Strategy was launched during
lunchtime at this, the third, Annual Nursing & Midwifery
Throughout the day staff attended workshops and sessions on a
vast range of subjects including Care and Compassion; Delivering
the Best Patient Care; Communication and Listening and
Gill Heaton OBE, Chief Nurse said, "I was absolutely
delighted to lead this conference. Delivering care with dignity and
compassion, in a personal way, is key to ensuring our patients
experience the best care possible across all our hospitals and
"I was also delighted to be introduce our keynote speaker
Corporal Andy Reid and we are extremely grateful for him agreeing
to attend the event.
"Our organisation is committed to ensuring that our patients
receive not only the best clinical treatment, but also the best
possible experience of care delivered with dignity and
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 a challenge
which nurses and midwives take on every day.
Also announced on the day were the winners
the Nurses' Fellowship Award and our own internal GEM (Going the
Extra Mile) Awards. These are 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.