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Deborah Sturdy

Deborah Sturdy is the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care

Passion, perseverance and the will to succeed

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If you want to know why we present Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards throughout the year, you could do no worse than read this lovely blog from Peer Quality Manager, Mark Bird. He is just one of many colleagues making the care sector a great place to work, supporting and inspiring others, each and every day.

Forging the next generation of social care nursing leaders

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Happy social care nurse

Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, is pleased to be working with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to launch a new social care leadership development programme specifically for nurses from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. Find out more in her latest blog...

Make sure you're prepared for autumn boosters

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hands hovering protectively over a building

Making sure vaccination consent is in place for staff and care home residents ahead of the autumn COVID-19 booster programme is essential. As Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care says in her latest blog: "The ever present threat of new, more infectious, variants demands there be no complacency."

Developing a new framework for delegated healthcare interventions

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Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, and Skills for Care CEO, Oonagh Smyth, look at the progress being made to create a national voluntary framework to support the safe and effective delegation of healthcare interventions to the social care workforce.

Learning Disability Week: reminding us to reconnect

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Learning Disability Week, in common with many awareness raising events this year, focuses on post-pandemic reconnection. People with learning disabilities and those who support them continue to process the difficulties of the last two years and reacquaint themselves with society.

Carers Week: celebrating and supporting unpaid carers

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Couple holding hands in green meadow.

Carers Week has always been about increasing visibility and support for those who give their time, energy and commitment to care for family, friends and loved ones. Which is why, as we emerge from the privations of the pandemic, this year’s theme of making carers more ‘visible, valued and supported’ has never been more relevant.

Dementia Action Week: social care's essential role

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For pretty much every major disease or human condition, there is a social care dimension. For many reasons, some of them cultural and institutional, this vital thread in the wider web of health and care is frequently lost, as attention tends to be focused on the more clinical aspects of an innovation or strategy. Dementia care is no different.

International Nurses Day: our leadership matters

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International Nurses Day poster

Today is International Nurses Day and, while many outside the caring professions tend to think of nursing in a purely clinical context, those working in or with the adult social care sector know it is so much broader in scope, complexity and provision.

Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards: inspirational stories (part two of two)

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Camille Leavold receives her award

We are pleased to present two more inspirational stories of Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Award winners. If you haven't nominated your colleagues for a Gold or Silver award yet, what's stopping you? Click the clinks at the bottom of the post to find out how and do it today!