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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