Nursing and Midwifery Strategy 2014 and beyond
As a result of the nursing and midwifery contribution, our ambition is for the care we deliver to show a positive impact on outcomes for our patients. We will strive to deliver an effective, efficient service and we will seek to find out patients' views to continually improve quality of care.
This strategy is underpinned by what we believe are the 3 main principles of our patients' journey:
Quality, Safety and Patient Experience:
Quality is about improving the outcome for the
patient in order to optimise health and well being at all stages of illness. It is our aim to ensure we deliver compassionate and high quality care.
This is about improving and increasing the safety of any care or service we provide. It is our aim to deliver safe and effective nursing and midwifery care.
This is about improving the experience, as described by our patients, when using the service for any reason.
These principles will be enabled through the realisation of our 'intentions' and underpinned by the
national nursing strategy of the 6Cs...
This is why we joined our profession - to help make a difference to those who need us most, often at their most vulnerable time.
The nursing and midwifery team is fully committed to really deliver the challenges ahead to ensure we give great care to patients.
Nurses and midwives will practice in an environment of continual learning and development, demonstrating their commitment to continuous quality improvement and an ability to learn from experiences and accredited sources of evidence.
Courage enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns and to have personal strength and vision to innovate and to embrace new ways of working.
Direct patient care is what determines the quality of service our nurses and midwives provide to our patients and will be one aspect of their experience that will live long in their memory.
Engaging with our patients and their friends, family and carers is essential to ensure we understand their experience throughout their patient journey. Listening to experiences will help us maintain high quality patient care and also help us to learn where improvements can be made.
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