Patient and user group support
The RCN has received messages of support for the Principles of Nursing Practice from a range of patient and user groups. Below is a selection of these messages:
"May I congratulate the team on this piece of work. Having reviewed the eight Principles, they are eminently sensible and very clearly expressed and I sure that they will be of benefit to patients. We are more than happy to endorse the Principles and, where possible, offer support to your campaign."
Simon O'Neill, Director of Care, Information and Advocacy, Diabetes UK.
"The British Liver Trust welcomes this worthwhile initiative and is happy to support and endorse the Principles."
Alison Rogers, Chief Executive, British Liver Trust.
"We are impressed by the Principles and the language used and we are pleased to endorse them. They address many of the problems that some of our members experience, so hopefully, if adopted, will improve the care that people with diabetes receive."
Jenny Hirst, Co-Chair, Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust.
"The Princess Royal Trust for Carers wholeheartedly endorse the Principles and support this initiative which will help to ensure that nurses remain highly respected and valued by patients and carers. We are obviously pleased to see specific attention paid to involving and informing carers."
Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
"At Breast Cancer Care we uniquely combine the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with nursing care. We focus our work on the unique experience of each individual, involve people with breast cancer in all that we do and use our understanding of the issues facing people affected by breast cancer alongside our clinical nursing expertise. Hence the Principles around dignity, putting people at the centre of care and retaining up to date knowledge resonate very well with our values and way of working."
Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director, Breast Cancer Care.
"Asthma UK is delighted that the RCN is taking this step to ensure high quality patient centred care is universally promoted and adopted. We are happy to endorse the eight principles you have identified. We continue to receive feedback from people with asthma about experiences they have had where these principles have not been upheld and this has in turn made a significant impact on their lives and those of their families and friends."
Erica Evans, Clinical Lead, Asthma UK.
"Many of the families who belong to Genetic Alliance UK’s member organisations receive a great deal of help and support from specialist nurses, and appreciate the difference timely and appropriate nursing care can provide. We welcome the publication by the RCN of these Principles and we are happy to endorse them."
Alastair Kent, Director, Genetic Alliance UK.
"These Principles are a very helpful and straight-forward summary for professionals and patients alike of what guides nurses in their day to day practice. They are a wonderful framework on which build the individual care and relationships that make nursing such a special privilege for nurses, and so important to people who need care."
Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The Queens Nursing Institute links to the Principles of Nursing Practice in the section of the website for patients - see Principles of Nursing.