Two King’s Mill Hospital nurses have been recruited by a national healthcare organisation to act as ambassadors for their profession.
Claire Madon (Registered Nurse/Senior Service Improvement Facilitator) and Emma Pownall (Department Leader in Preoperative Assessment) have been afforded the titles of ‘Care Makers’ by NHS Employers.
Care Makers are selected because they embody the professional values set out in the nursing strategy, Compassion in Nursing, which was published in 2012 by the Chief Nursing Officer for England.
As well as spreading the word about Compassion in Practice across the NHS, Claire and Emma act as role models and ambassadors to help support, deliver and inspire colleagues to use the ‘6Cs’ set out in the strategy – Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communication and Commitment.
Claire said: “We are really excited to be part of this initiative – we are passionate about nursing and really want to make a difference.
“We aim to transform the care we give by focussing on the ‘6Cs’ – these will help us to continue to provide first class patient care”.
Emma added: “It’s fantastic to be part of a team responsible for spreading the vision across the Trust.
“We strongly believe in the ‘6Cs’ and feel proud that we are helping to raise awareness and making sure they are securely embedded in our culture.”