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Make your pledge today for change

April 5th, 2013 | News | 0 Comments

NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (SFCCG) recently called on local residents to make every day a change day.

NHS SFCCG was amongst the hundreds of organisations across the country that pledged to make a difference to the National Health Service on 13 March – NHS Change Day.

NHS Change Day called on everyone to make a pledge and demonstrated how one simple action or new idea can make a difference towards improving care for patients, their families and their carers.

Chief Officer, Fiona Clark, said: “Change Day is about bringing together the individual creativity, energy and innovative thinking of thousands of NHS workers to improve people’s experience of health services through the sharing and adoption of best practice and innovation.”

As part of NHS Change Day, SFCCG pledged to work more closely with its local provider services and arrange a series of frontline visits by the Quality Committee members. By doing this, quality will improve and better care will be provided for patients and their families.

Nursing staff will also be given the opportunity to ‘sit in the chair of the Chief Nurse’ for the day and promote nursing in commissioning as a real career choice.

Chief Nurse, Debbie Fagan, said: “NHS Change Day was a great opportunity to see what small things we can do to make positive changes to ensure that our patients are getting the best care possible. SFCCG continues to support nurses to transform their practice in 6 priority areas – Care, Compassion, courage, communication, Competence, Commitment.”

Patients can still get involved and make pledges as part of NHS Change day.  You can share any good ideas with your local GP practice and let them know of your good or bad examples of care that you may have received. There may be an opportunity to work with them and share your experiences with others, including medical and nursing students.

Fiona concluded: “We can all do our bit as part of NHS Change Day. Please make a public pledge to make a positive change, no matter how large or small, to maintain and sustain the NHS we are all so proud to be a part of.”