Reflecting on #InternationalNursesDay & #IDM2016

So, this week is always a busy week for our nursing and midwifery students. We always enjoy seeing them grow into leaders and create new opportunities for our health services to thrive.

We were also keen to celebrate #InternationalNursesDay and International Day of the #Midwife, better known on Twitter as #IDM2016 and #IND16.

How did we celebrate?

We went right back to this @theRCN video to see why Nurses do what they do http://bddy.me/1WitFTI . Nurses show dedication in everything they do. They come into our healthcare services to achieve an become something special. We see our students contribute to the health services in this way... every day!

We will be joining the @theRCN for a special #NursesDay Twitter chat this Thursday 12th May 2016 to #thankanurse this #NursesWeek. We hope you will join us!

International Day of the Midwife was hosted by @world_midwives on the 5th of May 2016.

The @WeMidwives community celebrated the fact that “Kindness to others & yourself -does improve workplace health” – They asked that midwives share how they cared for themselves and one another as midwives.

In line with this theme, the Royal College of Midwives (@MidwivesRCM) launched their new guidance on ‘Work-Related Stress’ for heads of midwifery and individual midwives themselves.

This guidance cites and references one of our alumni students as follows:

“Ethically, midwives are entitled to a psychologically safe professional journey… when maternity services invest in the mental health and well being of midwives they may reap the rewards of improved patient care, improved staff experience and safer maternity services.”

In addition to this, #SafeDay saw made their theme “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge” free to read! Everyone is getting involved. In addition to this, #SafeDay saw @OxfordJournals making their theme “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge” free to read! 

We very much enjoyed The Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference hosted by  #vidm16 A great 24 hour conference for #IDM2016. We also enjoyed some muffins for midwives in support of the charity Maternity Worldwide ‏@maternityww.

All in all, we have really enjoyed celebrating our nursing and midwifery students and the great work they do in helping our healthcare services thrive as they become emerging leaders of the future.

We are privileged to work with such amazing new talent and such driven post graduate nurses and midwives. We look forward to celebrating new successes with our students on the horizon.

Posted on May 14, 2016 .