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Chief Nursing Officer launches Trust's nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) strategy

Healthcare professionals from the Trust will be joined by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, at the launch of the Trust's Nursing Strategy, Caring Counts, in Birmingham on 10th December 2013.

The event at the Clarendon Suite will unveil Caring Counts, a vision for nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare assistants on delivering quality care in line with 'the 6Cs': the fundamental values of care as set out in the national campaign.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's launch, Jane Cummings said: "I am delighted to help the Trust launch such an important strategy that will benefit patients, service users and their carers. Caring Counts recognises the valuable contribution that all healthcare professionals make, and will support them to provide excellent care. It's exciting to be part of the day and to find out more about the good work going on at the Trust."

The programme for the day will include:

  • A keynote speech from Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England
  • Learning from national inquiries by Fay Baillie, Director of Nursing, NHS England, Local Area Team
  • Poetry from Jeremy Grant, Expert by Experience

Representatives from Care Makers will also be speaking about the initiative as five recently appointed Care Makers from the Trust will be in attendance to fly the flag locally.

Staff will be showcasing their good practice through engaging poster presentations from a varied range of services. These include:

  • how patients and service users have been involved in helping services improve
  • sharing the best ways to communicate with people with learning disabilities
  • providing mental health assessments at a general hospital

The posters will be judged by Jane Cummings and the winner will be announced on the day.

A live twitter feed will be running throughout the day, to generate comments and support from healthcare professionals around the country. The hashtag is #caringcountsBCPFT