​An introduction to International Nurses Day 2021

12 May 2021 By Chanelle Wate

On the 12th May every year we celebrate some of the hardest working, and most important people in society; nurses. Given the huge strain and personal effort of every single nurse, clinician, and healthcare professional to provide exceptional care throughout a global pandemic, this International Nurse’s Day should be one of the biggest yet! This is a day we should use to celebrate these incredible people, and the amazing work they have done over the past 12 months, and of course, before and after that too!

International Nurses Day celebrates not only current nursing achievements, but also the history of nurses and how they have contributed to the formation of the UK healthcare system, been pivotal to medical exploration and discovery, and provide daily support to people all around the world when they need it the most. Coinciding and commemorating Florence Nightingale’s birthday, International Nurses Day is a day of appreciation for all nurses’ accomplishments, both recent and historic.

A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare

This year’s theme for International Nurses Day is A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare, which creates a well-deserved platform to promote and discuss the amazing achievements and advancements in nursing that have marked the last 12 months, and the last several years. This year’s theme aptly celebrates an exciting period of revolution and evolution within nursing and healthcare.

In regards to this year’s theme, Annette Kennedy, president of the ICN has said: “In 2021, we will focus on the changes to and innovations in nursing and how this will ultimately shape the future of healthcare.”

The pandemic sparked rapid and drastic healthcare transformation with nurses leading the charge on several fronts, driving innovation into the heart of the UK healthcare system and bettering the lives of millions of patients both as part of the pandemic effort, and as a part of regular primary and acute care services, etc. To highlight the success of their efforts, the ICN will be focusing on releasing a broad spectrum of case studies demonstrating the innovation and change that nurses have led throughout and after the pandemic, supporting the vaccination programme through the NHS’ first nine priority groups and beyond.

This is an exciting time for the world of nursing - and healthcare more broadly. Nurses are truly in the spotlight and are being celebrated for their work on the frontline. Everyone’s lives have been touched by their patience, compassion, skill, hard work and sacrifice.

We know how to celebrate International Nurses Day!

At Medical Staffing we always appreciate the hard work and effort that goes into providing care and know that this can take its toll. That’s why we have prepared a support pack to help our nurses navigate the tricky landscapes of:

When it comes to looking for your next nursing opportunity, we’ve got you covered.

We can ensure you are always able to provide the best care possible by sourcing short and long-term assignments, out of hours, or back-to-back roles. We offer full diary management and get to know you, your skills, and your long-term career goals so we can find assignments to suit you. Our specialist consultants are always on hand to help you with onboarding and compliance support.

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