International Nurses Week (6-12 May) commences today

Today (6 May) sees the start of International Nurses Week, this celebration week will run until Tuesday 12 May, which marks International Nurses Day

This year’s theme is compassion and throughout this week, Scottish Care are collating and sharing stories from care homes and individuals. You can read the stories or videos we have shared so far here.

 It is important to share these positive stories to recognise all the work nurses and care home staff do, especially during these difficult times.

On Tuesday 12 May, to mark International Nurses Day, we are encouraging care homes to take part in a “Take a T break” – with the T standing for thank you. This is a chance to say thank you for our dedicated nurses, carers and teams for all the work they do and for stepping up to the challenges of Covid-19.

If you want to get involved, please share your compassionate stories through social media using the hashtag #carenursescot. If this is not possible, you can email your stories to [email protected]

To start of this week,  Jacqui Neil, our Transforming Workforce Lead for Nursing has recorded a video message.