Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery is looking for nurses to contribute their opinions on the profession.
The commission have launched a website intended to encourage nurses and other interested parties to submit their views on future nursing roles and the challenges facing the profession.
Health minister and commission chair Ann Keen said that members wanted to have an ‘interactive and robust dialogue to identify challenges and opportunities for nurses and midwives’.
‘We’d like to hear your views about nursing and midwifery – whether you are a patient, a patient’s relative or friend, a carer, a member of the public, someone who works in health or social care, or a stakeholder organisation concerned with health or social care issues, within and outside the NHS in England,’ she said.
The commission met for the first time on 28 April and set out three questions it wants both nurses and the general public to answer. They are:
1) What are the knowledge, skills and attributes of your ‘ideal’ nurse or midwife?
2) What would you like to see nurses and midwives doing more of and/or doing differently in the future – whether in people’s own homes, in the community or in hospital?
3) What might be preventing nurses and midwives from doing this now?