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Online resources launched to support '6Cs'

An online “communication hub” has been launched to support England’s new national nursing strategy Compassion in Practice.

The 6Cs Live! website and its associated social media channels were launched on Friday. It is intended to help drive forward the six action areas set out in Compassion in Practice, by providing easily-accessible tools and examples of good practice.

The strategy is based on the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment – and was launched by the chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings in December.

6Cs Live! is designed to support the strategy by giving nurses, midwives and care staff a place to share best practice, experiences, ideas and resources. For example, they can sign up for regular updates and webinars with nursing leaders as well as network with colleagues.

Juliet Beal, the director of nursing at NHS England, said: “Nurses, midwives and care staff can sign up for regular updates and webinars and also get involved by taking part in the online network to link up with colleagues right across the country to share examples of compassionate care and good practice – as well as talk about their achievements.”

NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson added: “This provides an excellent opportunity for nursing staff to continue to develop and improve the quality of care and a positive patient experience in a way that hasn’t been available before. 

“Despite the challenges we face we should embrace the potential possibilities for nurses, midwives and carers that this fantastic resource opens up.”

 

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Readers' comments (15)

  • Dr Why ?

    I'll take a look at that website - fascinated to see what the tool for increasing courage, given the clear evidence about quite widespread bullying and retribution within the NHS, is.

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  • This offensive piece of nonsense fails entirely to address the issues of poor care. Ingrained and untackled bullying culture, failing management and idiot nurse 'leaders' who are so incompetent and easily manipulated by Hunt and the fear of public opinion that they plagiarise acronyms and pass them off as 'strategy'.
    Breathtaking incompetence and stupidity running rampant. These people are dangerous and they are wasting money on it.

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  • but why when the problems are so blatently obvious? surely it is as simple as taking each problem one by one and finding and implementing the best solution, Ockham's Razor style? or am I just plain stupid?

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  • I doubt very much that a 14th century principle of logic is relevant in the corridors of power. In any case, it would not not suit their own other agendas.

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  • I think the former is far more relevant than the latter. aren't there always 'lessons to be learned'?

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  • 14th century logic is probably cognitively too simple and too much for modern managers to cope with.

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  • Anonymous | 7-Jul-2013 11:21 am

    There has to be a desire and undertaking to learn lessons. I don't see that in the policies of this government or in the actions of the puppet underlings who, in the pursuit of self advancement, collude in their bidding.

    You, I and the overwhelming majority of nurses in the UK are motivated by the desire to give the very best care possible to our patients and we undertake 24/7, 365 days a year to do provide that in increasingly difficult circumstances. The government is motivated by the money generating privatisation of the NHS. Where we see service necessity, they see opportunity for financial gain. The lessons that we see as startlingly obvious and needing to be learned, are not recognised by them as important or even relevant.

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    mags | 7-Jul-2013 12:34 pm

    Well done Mags, having described the single big problem on the day in a nutshell:

    'The government is motivated by the money generating privatisation of the NHS. Where we see service necessity, they see opportunity for financial gain. The lessons that we see as startlingly obvious and needing to be learned, are not recognised by them as important or even relevant.'

    you have made redundant about 50% of the comments on these pages !

    Throw in the rest of that post, and it is up to about 80%.

    So we can all concentrate on more interesting (if more trivial and pointless) posers - such as why Tink has suddenly taken to such frequent image changing ?

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  • Please in the interest of dead animals, can I respectfully request that this dead horse be buried before the maggots devour it. As this particular horse has been well and truly dead for at least a year, there is no point in it being continually flogged, it is dead and therefore it is never going to get up and run. Time to accept reality and bury the poor unfortunate beast.

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  • Anonymous | 7-Jul-2013 2:40 pm

    NHS England do not appear to agree with you. They seem to be quite content to continue flogging.

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  • "NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson added: “This provides an excellent opportunity for nursing staff to continue to develop and improve the quality of care and a positive patient experience in a way that hasn’t been available before".
    Says the "man with no shame" who was indirectly responsible for the Stafford Hospital scandal. This man wouldn't recognise quality if it hit him between the eyes. Hence his backing for this dead horse.

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  • Would have thought Care, Compassion and Communication were the 3 to focus on and the others would follow.
    How about an employers committment to listen, take action and resourse care of patients

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  • Anonymous | 9-Jul-2013 8:30 am

    you are right. we have done nurses! now time to tackle employers and managers. as it is top down management why weren't they done first?

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  • well they can say they have done their "bureucratic" bit to show that they are doing something and if it does not happen it is not their fault. Sorry be be cynical.

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  • how about doing things the other way round and nurses coming up with a nationwide initiative of their own, bottom up, then it would be more patient related, nurses related and would be less likely to fail and they could then only blame the top for non-compliance if it failed.

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