6Cs Live! launch story competition to celebrate excellence

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6Cs Live! Communication Hub – an online resource for NHS England – has launched a Story of the Month competition. The winner’s story will be featured on Nursing Times online, as well on the recently launched 6Cs Live! website.

The competition is open to anyone in England involved in improving care for people and demonstrating the 6Cs values – this includes those working for independent and charitable organisations. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate excellence and recognise compassionate nursing.

Jane Cumming, chief nursing officer of England, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Nursing Times to find stories and examples of excellence in the delivery of the 6Cs by frontline staff.”

Competition entries will be reviewed by a panel of five independent judges including Matthew Hodson, who is a COPD nurse consultant at the Homerton University Hospital in London. He said: “I hear fantastic examples of compassionate care and would urge nurses or teams to submit an entry into the 6C’s story of the month, so that others are able to hear and read your story, let’s start telling the country what our nurses are doing for others.”

The 6Cs Live! Communication Hub was developed in response to the three-year Compassion in Practice vision and strategy for nursing, which was launched in 2012.

6Cs Live! supports the delivery of the six areas of action defined by the strategy – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. The website claims to offer: “Support and encouragement to nurses, midwives and care staff committed to improve the quality of their service and the experience of their patients and celebrates their success.”

The closing date for the August Story of the Month submission is Friday 2 August and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 27 August. The winner’s story will be featured here on ehospice.

To enter the competition, email your stories to England.sixcslive@nhs.net

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