Nurses and other frontline NHS staff are being asked to tell their patients their name, as part of a campaign launched by a terminally ill doctor on Twitter.
The “hello-my-name-is” campaign was started by Dr Kate Granger after she became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was an inpatient.
Speaking to Nursing Times, she said: “I was approached by so many nurses who just came up to me and didn’t introduce themselves and I had to keep asking what their name was”.
She added: “It is an easy free thing to do that doesn’t take 10 seconds.”
What do you think?
Do nurses always introduce themselves or is this sometimes missed?