RCN comments on Ď6 Císí announcement by the Chief Nursing Officer

Published: 24 September 2012

RCN comments on ‘6 C’s’ announcement by the Chief Nursing Officer

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN said:
“This initiative is very much welcome. A culture of compassionate care is vital if we are to shape the NHS of the future. It is also just that – a culture, and it takes a concerted effort from all concerned to develop it. As we have shown with our This is nursing initiative, nurses in every setting show extraordinary feeling and commitment in the care they give to patients.  To always give that standard and quality of care however, the system needs to support them rather than hinder them. Too often, nurses tell us that they are short staffed and unable to spend the time they would like with patients, and we hope that this initiative will encourage trusts to ensure that they prioritise safe and compassionate care in every setting.”

Notes for Editors

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2.     The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world. The RCN promotes the interest of nursing staff and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.