Report by the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England – 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warmly thanked everyone who contributed their views on the future of nursing and midwifery and helped to shape the final report which he received on 2 March at Number 10 Downing Street.
The Commissioners have spoken and listened to the views of many thousands of nurses, midwives, stakeholders and members of the public. This report highlights the major challenges identified and seeks to provide solutions in the form of a vision for nursing and midwifery in the 21st century.
It makes a compelling case for change, to which the Government will respond in due course.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has welcomed the Commission’s final report, the culmination of a year-long review during which nurses, midwives and members of the public shared their views on the future of the professions.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, supported by Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham and Under Secretary of State for Health Services and Commission Chair Ann Keen, has hosted a round-table discussion with a group of about 30 nurses and midwives.
fter qualifying as a registered nurse, it was a few years later before I studied for my degree. At the time, I was working in an accident and emergency department and particularly remember the taking the modules in psychology and sociology. It was then I fully began to appreciate the value and benefit of an analytical, enquiry and evidence based framework.
To get the best out of our workforce we need to support staff and acknowledge that we all have issues outside of work that will impact on our day to day lives. This is more important than ever in the difficult financial times we are experiencing.
The whole focus of improving patient care and the patient experience seems to have fallen at the feet of the ward sister or charge nurse; but is it the answer to the steady stream of bad press stories and the sad and distressing relative’s stories published by the Patients Association?