Developing the culture of compassionate care: Creating a new vision and strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Care-Givers

Closed 16 Nov 2012

Opened 21 Sep 2012


This feedback exercise is now closed.

It ran from 21 September 2012 to 16 November 2012. Thank you for your valuable input. We are now considering all of the responses and feedback received. Any comments left on this page after  3.30pm on 16 November 2012 will not be added to the feedback exercise.

To be a nurse, midwife or care-giver is an amazing role. There is hardly an intervention, treatment or care programme in which we do not play a significant part. They provide care, health promotion advice as well as treatment for ill health. They support the people in our care and their families when they are at their most vulnerable and when clinical expertise, care and compassion matter most.

As our NHS helps people to live longer, care needs are changing, and our health and care services are evolving to meet these needs. What hasn’t changed is the fundamental human need to be looked after with care and compassion, by a professional who is competent and communicates well, by someone with the courage to make changes that improve people’s care and deliver the best and the commitment to deliver this all day, every day.

Over recent months, Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, and Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing for the Department of Health, have been talking to care givers up and down the country to start to understand what  the new vision and strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Care-Givers should look like, and what values unite the profession.

They have now published their draft vision for the first time.

Why we are asking for feedback

We want to hear your views on the issues contained in the document to inform the strategy for the development of the nursing, midwifery and care-giving professions.

This is a fantastic opportunity. You will influence the next steps we will collectively take to set a course for the nursing, midwifery and care-giving contribution to developing the culture of compassionate care and meeting health needs for the coming years.
Please read the document and join in the debate.

The feedback exercise ended at 3.30pm on Friday 16 November 2012.


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