This year marks 100 years since the establishment of the Nurses Registration Act 1919. This act brought together nurses under one profession in the pursuit of ever-improving care and greater trust from the public. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is honouring this historic occasion through the 'Always caring, always nursing' celebration, which celebrates the expertise, experience and knowledge that nurses have which makes them the most trusted profession in the UK.
The celebration started on the Saturday 14 September 2019 and will last 100 days, with a range of different activities and events planned overthe Autumn months.
Throughout the 100 days, nurses are encouraged to share any interesting or inspiring stories that NMC could use on their website, blogs, social media, videos and news articles.
Do you know anyone with an interesting story? It could be about their professional journey, or something outside of work that brings to life what nursing means. Do you know someone who has come from a long line of nurses? Or maybe you know an inspirational nurse who has gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional care?
If you know anyone who you think embodies what being a nurse is all about, you can either get in touch by emailing [email protected] or by visiting NMC'S website website and submitting their story online here: https://www.nmc.org.uk/nursing-stories.
Nursing has always been vital for the care home sector, with over 5,000 nurses employed by Scottish Care member organisations across Scotland. These individuals are key contributors in the delivery of quality, person-centred care and support to some of our most vulnerable citizens. Therefore, Scottish Care strongly encourages you to take part of this 100 day celebration, and help raise awareness and recognise the professional pride and important role nurses play in our society.
For more information please see: https://www.nmc.org.uk/always-caring-always-nursing/