The 6Cs

The 6Cs are the value base for Leading Change, Adding Value; a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff.  These values were one of the great legacies created through ‘Compassion in Practice’, a three-year strategy that concluded in March 2016.  The 6Cs are:

  1. Care
  2. Compassion
  3. Competence
  4. Communication
  5. Courage
  6. Commitment

The 6Cs are embedded into everything nursing, midwifery and care staff do. We now need to bring the same focus to measuring the outcomes, experiences and use of resources involved in our work. In that way we will be able to demonstrate an extra dimension of our value.  Leading Change, Adding Value is a framework that nursing, midwifery and care staff can use to do this.  It can be used by everyone, whatever your role, wherever you work.

Leading Change, Adding Value

Visit our understanding Leading Change, Adding Value section to learn more about Leading Change, Adding Value.

Explore our video case studies to hear nursing, midwifery and care staff talk about their experiences of identifying unwarranted variation and taking a lead in making the changes necessary to deliver improved outcomes, better experience and better use of resources.

Read about a number of programmes where nursing, midwifery and care staff are taking the lead in addressing unwarranted variation in areas across the NHS, independent care sector and local authorities.

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