NHS Tayside has successfully registered for the Nightingale Challenge as part of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020.
The Nightingale Challenge, which is associated with the Nursing Now campaign, asks every health employer to provide leadership and development training for young nurses and midwives.
The aim of the challenge is to have at least 20,000 nurses and midwives aged 35 and under benefiting from this in 2020, with at least 1,000 employers taking part. It will bring together health employers to inspire the next generation of nurses and midwives as practitioners, advocates and leaders in health.
Each employer will determine how best to respond to the Nightingale Challenge but their programmes must include an opportunity for personal development, to learn about leadership and the wider organisations.
Design and planning for the programme in NHS Tayside is now in progress.
NHS Tayside has also been successful in its application to the International Community of Practice for Person Centred Practice to advance person centred practices in health and social work services, research, education/learning, facilitation, management and policy.