Care Maker FAQs

Caremakers CNO

12 / 11 / 2013 12:43 PM

FAQ's are a great way to find the answers to your most popular questions. If you have a question not covered here please email us at

Use our quick links below to find your question.

About Care Makers and the background to the programme 

What are Care Makers?
Read all about the Care Maker programme and how it began.

Who are the Care Makers?
Read profiles of some of our Care Makers. This page is continually being updated as Care Makers send us their news.

What are the 6Cs?
Being a Care Maker is about being an ambassador for the 6Cs. Read more about what they are and what they mean.

Where can I find out the latest news and updates from HQ?
Check out our latest news pages,  read our monthly newsletter, follow @CaremakersUK on twitter, or join the facebook group by searching Care Makers UK.

How can I send in my news or updates to HQ?
Use this handy form

Where can I watch the Compassion in Practice video?

Where can I read the Compassion in Practice vision and strategy?

Where can I watch the video featuring Seb Coe talking about how inspired and delighted he is that his vision for the Games Makers at the Olympics is being developed by the 6Cs and Care Makers?

All the answers to the above questions can be found on the NHS England website.

Applying to be a Care Maker 

How can I apply to be a Care Maker or find out more about applying?
Visit our application page.

What should I put in the 6Cs section part on my application?

Visit our Putting the 6Cs into action page for examples from our current Care Makers. This page is useful for anyone struggling with the 6Cs section on the application forms and is a reminder that upholding the 6Cs every day can be as simple as taking the time to sit and talk with a patient or hold their hand. Or you can take a look at our 6cs defined page, to inspire you and remind you of what each one means.  


Where can I see all the events open to Care Makers?
Our events calendar lists all the events open to Care Makers and  how to apply. Visit the calendar.

I am putting on event. What marketing or promotional materials can you send me?
Unfortunately, at the moment we are unable to provide printed materials to help you promote the Care Makers campaign, but there are plenty of useful resources and ideas online to help you with your event.

If you have have a laptop or tablet you could play a loop of the Care Makers video - available here on the website and also on YouTube. Or you could perhaps use storify to display some of the social media conversations around the 6Cs or the #caremakers

In the tools and resources section you can also find the Care Maker branded PowerPoints which might be helpful for any presentation. There are also some materials if they would like to display or print them - these are a credit card sized summary of the 6Cs, a 6Cs visual chart with supporting actions, a copy of the 6Cs logo and an A5 roll-fold leaflet on the 6Cs. These are all on this web page.

On the Care Makers hub we also have a page full of practical examples of how the 6Cs have been put into practice by Care Makers.  Or you could also point people in the direction of the application forms, or take some to an event with you if yuo have access to a printer. The forms are available to print or view online here.

We are continually working on developing our resources section and we are currently developing a Care Maker app that we plan to launch in November, and also more flyers specifically about the Care Maker programme that will be available online.

We are committed to providing as many resources as we can to support you in your role, and we aim to do this in a way that is as cost efficient as possible.

Tools & resources – logos, PowerPoints, leaflets and advice and guidance 

Where can I download the branded Care Makers PowerPoint?
We have two version for you to choose from – fancy and plain. Available here.

Where can I download copies of 6Cs leaflets?
We have the following types of leaflets in electronic format - Credit card sized summary of the 6Cs, 6Cs visual chart with supporting actions, the 6Cs logo and an A5 roll-fold leaflet on the 6Cs
These are available here.

Where can I read the latest edition of the Care Maker newsletter? Newsletters are emailed to all out Care Makers monthly, or you can catch up on our latest edition here.

Where can I get advice and the dos and don’ts on how to use social media as a Care Maker?
Download our handy guide packed with practical advice, tips and pitfalls to avoid.

Where can I get advice and top tips for giving a presentation?
Get top tips and advice here.

Where can I get advice and top tips to ease networking nerves?
Feeling anxious about meeting new people or have no clue what to say? Read our handy guide.

Other common queries

I am a Care Maker but I am not receiving emails from Care Maker HQ? Why is this?
Please check your junk email folder or that your email system does not have spam filters turned on. If you have recently changed your email address or will no longer have access to your university email address, please email us at with your change of details.

How can I change my uniform size?
Please email Care Maker HQ at

I live outside of England – can I apply to be a Care Maker?
Unfortunately the Care Maker programme is currently only funded to operate in England.

I have not received my Nursing Time subscription, what can I do?
Please email Care Maker HQ on

How can I contact other Care Makers at my university or who are studying the same subject as me?
Please email Care Maker HQ on

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