International Nurses Week (6 – 12 May)

You may be aware next week  commencing from the 6th– 12th May, marks ‘International Nurses Week’

As the theme for this year is compassion, I would like to request the use of good news stories from individual care homes to highlight the excellent work being provided by our nurses and teams as a whole. We require a short vlog on a story you feel highlights compassion shown by your staff. We will require enough stories for the 7 days, and I have requested a student story also to raise their experience of being placed in a care home during these challenging times alongside others.

‘International Nurses Day’ lies on Tuesday 12th May, and  I am aware many of you will already have started your own preparations to celebrate. As we are no longer able to hold the Nurses Celebration day we had planned can I ask if you would support this as Take a T break day , with T referring to Thank you as well as Team and Timeout to recognise the amazing work of our nurses, carers and everyone within the sector.

We will be in touch to provide more detailing on how we would like you all to get involved in the 12th to make this a day to celebrate our staff within care homes deserve and ensure this is highlighted and cascaded across social media etc.

If you would like to take part and share your stories or vlogs with us for this celebration week, please send them along to [email protected] by close of play on Monday 5th May.

Can I apologise for the short notice and ask for your active participation in this to make this happen.

Thank you

Jacqui Neil

Transforming Workforce Lead