Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Deputy nursing directors show support for campaign

  • Comment

Delegates at Nursing Times’ Deputies Congress 2016 showed their support this week for the “Hello, my name is…” campaign for health professionals to introduce themselves to patients.

The photo opportunity was organised following a suggestion by a delegate at the event in London for deputy nursing directors.

The campaign was set up by Dr Kate Granger, a hospital consultant from Yorkshire, who became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her while receiving treatment for terminal cancer.

It started as an online initiative in 2013, using the social media site Twitter and the tagline #hellomynameis, and has subsequently grown in popularity across the NHS, especially among nursing staff.

The campaign is based on the simple premise of reminding staff to go back to basics and introduce themselves to patients properly. Dr Granger has previously described it as “the first rung on the ladder to providing compassionate care”.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.