The Care Makers Programme was launched in December 2012 to support the “Compassion in Practice” nursing, midwifery and care staff strategy. It is led by NHS Employers and NHS England. The online hub provides care makers with tools and resources, and a shared online discussion space.
“Care Makers are student nurses and newly qualified staff who act as ambassadors for the 6Cs and are selected for demonstrating a commitment to increasing the spread of Compassion in Practice across NHS commissioned services. The new online hub will provide Care Makers with tools and resources to support them in promoting the 6Cs and the role of the Care Maker, as well as offering an online space to share their stories and experiences”.
Read more: Care Makers Hub launched.
Care Makers Hub. [Online]: NHS Employers, 2013.
Social Media Guide for Care Makers (NHS Employers)
A guide, about the benefits (and risks) of using social media in a professional development context, has been written specifically for care makers.
An introduction to: using social media during your career. London: NHS Employers, June 2013.
The 6Cs Live! Communications Hub
The “6Cs Live!” Hub, launched on July 5th 2013, is a web-based resource providing a one-stop online space for nurses, midwives and care staff to access tools, resources and best practice guidance.
Chief Nursing Officer bulletin. London: NHS England, June 17th 2013.
The Energise for Excellence (E4E) programme has evolved into 6Cs Live! Understand how:
Bringing Energise for Excellence within Compassion in Practice: Introducing 6CsLive! London: NHS England, 2013.
6Cs Live! Communication hub has been launched by Sir David Nicholson on the 65th Anniversary of the NHS. London: NHS England, July 5th 2013.
David Nicholson Speaks on NHS Culture
Chief Executive of NHS England, Sir David Nicholson, has spoken about the importance of creating a positive culture of openness, candour and transparency in the NHS.
7 steps to cultural heaven – David Nicholson. London: NHS England, July 26th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].