Each country needs to celebrate the amazing work of their nurses. Sunday 12th May is International Nurses Day and our opportunity to hear from our nurses and let them know how much they are appreciated.
The Royal College of Nursing in the UK has announced that the theme of this year is ‘Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right’. This fits with the theme of this year’s World Health Day, led by the World Health Organisation: ‘Universal Health Coverage’, celebrated in April (see our blog to find out more!).
Nursing in 2019 is a modern and dynamic profession, with many different types of skills and careers. Nurses in the UK for many years have been taking the lead in becoming experts for specific diseases such as diabetes and asthma, and some run their own specialist clinics. You may already benefit from attending a nurse-specialist clinic run in your NHS GP practice. Nurses are also developing additional roles, such as prescribing and administering medications. See our website to hear Pinches Nurses describe their specialist roles, such as travel advice, vaccinations and aesthetics.
As well as all of the specialist roles we must not forget that those nurses and Health Care Assistants who do not decide to specialise are also key to healthcare. They provide a vital care role as part of the medical team and some patients rely on them for much more than medical treatment: the human element of healthcare. We need to say thank you to all the hard-working excellent nurses and let them know how much they are appreciated.
Over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing the skills and experience of our nursing team. Watch this space to find out more!