We at Nursing in Practice think it is high time you receive the recognition you deserve.
The recent barrage of negative press, threats to NHS pensions and an increasing number of incidents involving hostile patients have left many nurses feeling maligned and unappreciated.
It is time for change
That is why we are launching the ‘Respect’ campaign for those of you who are working tirelessly behind the scenes either in general practices or out in the community.
Highlighting the work of primary care nurses
It is time for both nurses and patients to stand up and celebrate the important work you do. Throughout the coming months we will be highlighting the work of nurses who have gone that extra mile to make a difference through their work, plus we'll be taking account from patients who have benefitted from your care.
We need you to help us reach 100,000 signatures to trigger a debate in parliament to make your day a reality, by spreading the word to your NHS colleagues and patients around the UK.
Lead nurse speaks out
Nursing in Practice’s very own Marilyn Eveleigh has joined Andrew Lansley and Clare Gerada in getting behind the campaign Nursing in Practice Respect campaign.
“I am delighted to support the Respect campaign,” said Eveleigh, the lead nurse for Brighton & Hove CCG. “It is essential we recognise the fantastic work being done by community and primary care nurses around the country. Their roles are varied and complex: from the newborn to the dying, home visiting or managing a WalkIn service, supporting the sick and enabling the well to reduce risks.
“They are key to a successful health service but often work alone, unobserved and unsung.’’