Board Champion for the Year of the Nurse and Midwife appointed

Emma Jane WellsNon Executive Member of NHS Tayside Board Emma Jane Wells has been appointed as Board Champion for the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020.

Emma Jane said, “I am delighted to take on this role of Board Champion. As a Non Executive Board Member, I am fully aware of the vital part that nurses and midwives play in providing excellent care and support for patients across the region.

“One of the key elements of this celebration year is nurses and midwives ensuring that they are taking care of themselves – to allow them to carry out their roles to the best that they can.

“I would encourage as many as possible to join in the celebration event on 11 May – either in person at Ninewells, or remotely from one of the sites across the region. I look forward to hopefully getting out and meeting some of the hard working nurses and midwives during the course of the year to discover more about the important role you play in delivering NHS services.”

The celebration event, which takes place in the Gannochy Lecture Theatre at Ninewells on 11 May, will provide an opportunity to share success and good practice.

It will recognise and celebrate the committed, skilled and inspirational nurses and midwives who offer and deliver care in community and hospital locations to the population of Tayside.

The theme of ‘person-centeredness’ will underpin the event which is an opportunity to consider how we care for one another as well as those we care for.

Associate Nurse Director Sarah Dickie will be sharing her thoughts and reflections on how we will offer The Nightingale Challenge during the event.

A networking lunch will be provided from noon on the promenade area (in the Medical School) providing the opportunity to meet exhibitors from Healthy Working Lives, Spiritual Care, Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing and many others.  The main programme will then begin at 1pm.

Staff are invited to register at Eventbrite for this afternoon of celebration to learn about the experiences of those both delivering and experiencing care.

Further information will be shared in LowDown through Twitter @ANMACNHSTayside.

The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 is an international celebration of the world’s 22 million nurses and two million midwives who make up half of the global workforce and are accountable and responsible for providing care.

Across the world nurses and midwives diagnose illnesses, prescribe life saving drugs, administer vaccines and provide expert care throughout the life continuum.

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