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!
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.
"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.
Racism and micro-aggression have no place in the workplace, yet many minority ethnic nurses and healthcare professionals report experiences of discrimination. Care colleague, Irene Ibanda, has made it her mission to promote diversity and inclusion across the field so that future generations can get on with the important job of caring, without fears about prejudice.
Posting a blog about the social care workplace race equality standard (WRES) during Black History Month gives this endeavour particular resonance. Four weeks of recognition, celebration and awareness raising of black culture helps us appreciate its incredible contribution to the cultural richness of our world. Our workplaces have benefited too, but not always at the individual level.
Deborah Sturdy is delighted to announce the launch of the first ever Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Awards, rewarding the significant and outstanding contribution made by care workers and nurses in England. Find out how you can nominate the great and the good of social care.