Friday December 18, 2015
I would like to extend my warm wishes this Christmas to all the hard working staff in NHS Borders and in particular to all the nurses and midwives. Every day I have the pleasure of being reminded that the reputation of NHS Borders and our clinical profession is as good as it is because of the dedication of you in your day to day work.
There are many highlights throughout 2015 that I could share with you but in cheesy deference to the season, which I make no apologies, I am going to share only 12 and a partridge in a pear tree.
On my fifth day of Christmas – Nursing style, is the introduction of Revalidation for Nurse and Midwives in April 2016.
The Francis Report on failings in care in Mid Staffordshire https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-of-the-mid-staffordshire-nhs-foundation-trust-public-inquiry) comes good and the single biggest revolution in professionalism in my time in nursing is the introduction of Revalidation for Nurses and Midwives which begins in April 2016 and a wide team of staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that NHS Borders nurses and midwives are well informed and supported in preparation for their big day. More information can be found at http://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/revalidation/
My 6th moment of 2015 will be posted tomorrow – Saturday 19th December 2015 at 12 noon and will be available through @nhsborders on Twitter.
See you again tomorrow,