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1 The National Picture Carol Harris, Interim Chief Nurse

2 Compassion in Practice Compassion in Practice was launched in December 2012 at the Chief Nursing Officer’s Conference The values and behaviours of Compassion in Practice are….?

3 “As Chief Nursing Officer for England, I want to make sure we give our patients the very best care with compassion and clinical skill, ensure pride in our professions and build respect. The response from staff since my appointment has confirmed that nurses, midwives and care staff feel the same. The actions set out in this vision and strategy, which have been developed with you, will change the way we work, transform the care of our patients and ensure we deliver our culture of compassionate care.” Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England NHS Commissioning Board “As the lead nurse for public health in England, it has been a privilege to develop this vision and strategy with so many of you. Nurses, midwives, and care staff share in your ambition to support people to have the best possible health outcomes. Making the 6Cs real across all our services and taking actions to make every contact count for health and wellbeing, will make a difference to individual people and to the public’s health.” Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing Department of Health and Lead Nurse, Public Health England

4 Was that too ‘nursey’….? “The NHS needs to reinforce a positive and all-embracing culture shared by all front-line, managerial, regulatory and governmental staff.” “Leadership generally in the NHS is under challenge and needs more effective support. The necessary culture will only flourish if leaders reinforce it every day in every part of the service.” “We need a common patient centred culture which produces, at the very least, the fundamental standards of care to which we are all entitled, at the same time as celebrating and supporting the provision of excellence in healthcare.” Robert Francis, 2013.

5 Compassion in Practice: Six areas of action Action Area 1: Helping people to stay independent, maximising well-being and improving health outcomes Action Area 2: Working with people to provide a positive experience of care Action Area 3: Delivering high quality care and measuring impact Action Area 4: Building and strengthening leadership Action Area 5: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place Action Area 6: Supporting positive staff experience

6 National Action, Local Actions, Call to Action There is an implementation plan for each area: National Action Initiatives led by national bodies (NHS Commissioning Board, DoH…) and regulators, supported by key stakeholders Local Actions Initiatives led by local organisations and supported by national bodies – create the environment and provide leadership, give highest priority to achieving the culture of compassionate care. Call to Action …… That’s ME and YOU!







13 "I believe that, by harnessing our collective energy and commitment, we, as the largest part of one of the largest workforces in the World, have unlimited potential to massively improve the quality of care. It is all our responsibility to ensure that essential nursing care is a given and can be counted on every time, in every healthcare setting – and 6Cs Live! is here to help and support you" Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer of England 6C Live: A resource

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