Now in the final year of Compassion in Practice, the national strategy for nurses, midwives and care staff, we are at an exciting point in time. We have an opportunity to build on the successes of this work and agree what we do next to ensure that compassion remains central to the delivery of all care.
‘Our Vision’ is a working title for the next national vision and strategy, which is being developed using a partnership approach and co-produced with people who receive and experience our care: the public, colleagues in relevant sectors, professional organisations and colleagues in academia.
To ensure a joined up approach we are also working alongside nursing leader colleagues in the other Arm’s Length Bodies and national organisations. A partnership approach will secure the best possibility of delivering improvements in outcomes, experience and better use of resources as set out in the Five Year Forward View.
Using the partnership working approach described above and engaging with as wide an audience as possible, we are encouraging debate and asking staff, the public, carers, and families for their thoughts, ideas and ambitions to create a collaborative vision and strategy.
We therefore encourage you to visit our pages ‘Join the discussion’, to share your ideas, thoughts and ambitions to help us shape this new vision and strategy for nurses, midwives and care staff.
An evidence repository is being developed to store the products, outputs, case studies and other resources that were developed throughout the Compassion in Practice strategy. The repository will ensure that good practice examples and evaluations of outputs from the Compassion in Practice programme areas will be accessible to staff and other stakeholders. This repository also forms some of the baseline information that will support development of the new vision and strategy, ongoing programmes of work and further implementation beyond the end of the Compassion in Practice strategy in March 2016. We will be uploading this information shortly and you will be able to access the full content on our Compassion in Practice: Repository of Evidence’ page.