Compassion in Practice is the three-year vision and strategy for nursing, midwifery and care staff, as created by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England (CNO) at NHS England (previously the NHS Commissioning Board), and Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing at the Department of Health. These implementation plans are part of the wider strategy to transform care in England. The strategy s aimed at encouraging independent living; improving health outcomes; working with people to provide a positive experience of care; and strengthening leadership.
“The implementation plans are a living, breathing and integral part of the strategy. We must ensure that we are responsive to the changing needs of the people we care for and support. During the next three years, we have made a commitment to review and refresh these plans on a quarterly basis, update the timescales and report on what has been achieved”.
Compassion in Practice: Action Areas
- Action Area 1: Helping people to stay independent, maximising well-being and improving health outcomes.
- Action Area 2: Working with people to provide a positive experience of care.
- Action Area 3: Delivering high quality care and measuring impact.
- Action Area 4: Building and strengthening leadership.
- Action Area 5: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place.
- Action Area 6: Supporting positive staff experience.
Compassion in practice: a summary of the implementation plans. Leeds: NHS Commissioning Board; Nursing Directorate, March 13th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].