Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

Timeline

If you’re anything like us, you’re passionate about nursing and midwifery and spreading the word about the fantastic, diverse and committed people that make up our community. Here’s your chance to do just that!

 What are we doing here?

Commissioned by Professor Jane Cummings Chief Nursing Officer for England, in 2018 we’ll be looking to implement and deliver game-changing ideas to support the future of nursing and midwifery. You can be involved in this by helping us find those ideas and the best approach for next year’s campaigns to promote our wonderful profession.

To add your voice in this vital discussion, get involved in the topics on this platform and let us know your opinions.

Here’s the timeline:

30 Day Challenges

Twelve 30 day challenges were launched by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England on 14th May 2018 as part of the Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery campaign. Please get involved on this platform.

The story so far…
More than 250 ideas, stories and suggestions were submitted to this platform by a diverse group of people. By working with nurses, midwives, Ambassadors and decision makers, these ideas have been mapped into 10 Building Blocks that will aid the development of positive perceptions of nursing and midwifery.

Now it’s over to you:
We would like you to come onto the platform and take part in our 30 day challenges where we have taken these ideas and stories to address and action the key themes in order to transform perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery. 




Sprint 2: A Virtual Hackathon: 14th and 15th May

 Nurses and midwives will connect with decision makers and the media in their local areas, and explore how they can collectively transform the perceptions of nursing and midwifery. We will be asking teams to find solutions to the following questions:

  1. How do we ensure nursing and midwifery expertise is at the heart of shaping future healthcare policy?

  2.  How do we get the media to reflect and promote nursing and midwifery as desirable professions?

  3.  What systems and/or networks could we build to improve the way nurses and midwives connect, communicate, share and learn from each other?

We want to take this ‘hackathon’ approach to a whole new level of engagement by making it virtual. Everyone taking part will do so from their own location. All they need is an internet connection, a computer headset or a phone.

This activity is timed to coincide with the RCN Congress,

Ambassadors Hackathons: 7th & 8th March to coincide with CNO Summit and 16th March

Face to face hackathons with nurses, midwives and students from across the country have been held to start building the positive perceptions and to develop the role of the ambassadors. The outputs from the hackathons have been outstanding in terms of the quality of the ideas, the practical potential and energy for change.

Sprint 1: Friday 15th December 2017, until Monday 29th January 2018

Focusing on three key groups: young people in education making career choices; nurses and midwives; and system leaders, we encouraged people to share their stories on this platform. 

More than 250 ideas, stories and suggestions were submitted to this platform by diverse groups of people. By working with nurses, midwives, Ambassadors and decision makers, these ideas have been mapped into ten Building Blocks that will aid the development of positive perceptions of nursing and midwifery.

Your engagement is so important, as your conversations will help shape the future of nursing and midwifery.

 

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