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Deborah Sturdy

Deborah Sturdy is the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care

Dementia Action Week: social care's essential role

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glowing brain

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!

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

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Care colleague receives award

One of the main reasons Deborah Sturdy launched the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards in 2021 was to celebrate the range, experience and diversity of England's talented care workforce. In the first of two linked blog posts, read inspiring stories of recent Silver and Gold award winners; colleagues who have demonstrated inspirational leadership, kindness and support for individuals, teams and residents.

Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection: a message from Deborah Sturdy

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One of the reasons, if not the main inspiration, Deborah Sturdy accepted the post of Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care had been her desire to honour, support and encourage this country's amazing care profession through some very challenging times. Read her latest blog, marking a day of reflection and remembrance for social care.

International Women's Day: we'll break the bias but never women's resolve

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If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the fundamental truth that collective action, free of self-interest, prejudice or judgement, can achieve amazing things. International Women’s Day has chosen ‘break the bias’ as this year’s theme. I believe we can all draw strength from its ideal in these worrying times.

LGBT+ History Month: embrace diversity

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Inclusion, acceptance and respect are all essential qualities in the world of social care, as much for those who provide services as they are for those who receive them. Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, believes LGBT+ History Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate diversity across the care sector.

A heartfelt thank you

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Care staff member and resident enjoying a rabbit

"The words ‘thank you’ do not seem enough to express my gratitude for the incredible work you have all done to keep residents, colleagues and communities safe, both as individuals and teams, throughout 2021. They are, however, deeply heartfelt" says Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy in this Christmas message to the care workforce.

Reform will be driven by an empowered workforce

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Resident and care worker dancing in PPE

With or without reform, the quality, reliability and effectiveness of our adult social care system depends on a workforce that feels valued, supported and encouraged to be the best. It is no accident the White Paper on social care reform is called ‘People at the Heart of Care’, as our Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy explains.