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Charity music video launched to promote 6Cs of nursing


A video of the “Care Makers song” featuring the 6Cs and a host of nursing VIPs, including chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings, was shown live for the first time on the NHS Employers stand at lunchtime.

The song has been written and recorded by Sam McPhail, a Care Maker and student nurse from the University of Bradford, to help staff remember each of the 6Cs that embody the chief nursing officer’s ideal values for nursing staff.

It is available to download from iTunes for £1, with all proceeds going to The Yorkshire Cancer Charity, which was set up by Kate Granger, the doctor who has terminal cancer and is behind the #Hellomynameis campaign.

The video was produced free of charge in-house by NHS Employers, and a freelance producer Jonathan Wright, who was so impressed with the care he received after he had a heart attack that he wanted to provide his services free of charge.

The Care Makers Song

The Care Makers Song trailer


Readers' comments (21)

  • I can't believe what I am seeing, how embarrassing. It's almost as if Jane Cummings and her little minions here have got rose tinted glasses on and are refusing to see the bigger picture. The bigger picture being the commissioning of services and cost cutting exercises, including resources and staff. The NHS is so target driven and this song seems to be from a different planet.

    The song says patients come first and that's the way it should be. Sorry to disagree but my family come first, I'm not a martyr. I'm a human being. Our pay is frozen for the 3rd time and I have bills to pay. It's a job fundamentally, my job is to care of course and I feel I do a bloody good job at it. But I'm not a saint like this song says we should be. Compassion is pretty difficult to give when physically and mentally exhausted. Where is the compassion and care for us.

    Jane Cummings, if you are reading this, could you do something for your nurses instead of pandering to the government. I am really missing the point of your job role.

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  • Anonymous | 18-Jun-2014 10:53 am

    what is her job role? I tried to find it on the Internet under the DH and its replacement site and I wrote to them to request it and was just directed back to the same link where I could not find it. Job descriptions in the NHS should be public and open for all to read.

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  • Well said Anonymouse @ 10.53 am. You took the words right out of my mouth. How ridiculous is this? I attended a conference recently for Nurses and the lead speaker appeared to be floating around in a daze with an inane grin. Urging Nurses to get out there and keep doing your best! Also talking in an extremely patronising manner. I am sure GP delegates at conferences are not spoken to like this. Hey hum - you get what you pay for I spose. :-0

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  • Really! a song to remind us of the 6 c's!

    How patronising, I agree with all of the above.

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  • There are no words for this.

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  • I agree with all of the above too. A good intention Student-Nurse-Care-Maker a huge mistake Chief Nurse.

    Dear Jane Cummings,

    Please stop sounding like a politician and more like a nurse.

    A very-disappointed-in-you-and-your-team-Nurse.

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  • Jane Cummings Please resign.

    This is nauseating and patronising.

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  • Patients are at the heart of our role.

    Where were they on this video?

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  • Majority of us carry out the 6c's with no reminder daily but I am sorry to say there is a minority who need to be reminded !
    Well done with a pretty catchy song

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  • This is a band wagon that has been jumped on.

    Without Francis there wouldn't have been a song. They weren't singing about compassion before the Mid Staffs debacle. It is utterly insincere.

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