2020 is Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year, designated by World Health Organisation as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses and midwives make up the largest numbers of the NHS workforce. They are highly skilled, multi-faceted professionals from a host of backgrounds that represent our diverse communities.
2020 is our time to reflect on these skills, the commitment and expert clinical care they bring, and the impact they make on the lives of so many. This year is also an opportunity to say thank you to the professions; to showcase their diverse talents and expertise; and to promote nursing and midwifery as careers with a great deal to offer. In the Midlands, we will be celebrating the work of our Nurses and Midwifes in the region throughout the year with a wide range of events and projects.
International Nurses Day 2020
As part of our International Nurses Day celebrations, Siobhan Heafield, regional Chief Nurse for the Midlands, has recorded a message to nurses, midwives and health visitors.
As part of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, we will be profiling some of our Nursing team and some nurses and midwives from the Midlands region throughout the year.
Find out more about our nurses and midwives here.