09 / 9 / 2013 2.58pm
Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England is working with 6Cs Live! and the Nursing Times to find stories and examples of excellence in the delivery of the 6Cs by frontline staff.
These stories will then be featured in the Nursing Times as well as on the 6Cs Live! Communication Hub and will be used to encourage and celebrate excellence in practice in all care settings.
Last month's winner was Catherine Ray, a senior sister at Solihull Hospital. Catherine’s story was chosen from nearly 40 other entries by the judging panel, which includes representatives from NHS England, Nursing Times, a 6Cs Live! patient champion and the RCN's Nurse of the Year.
Catherine's story was chosen because her work showed exceptional nursing practice and embodied the 6Cs, showing care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment towards her patient and his family.
Catherine described how a patient with terminal lung cancer was made to feel as comfortable as possible and ensured his family was around him, with her going as far as to arrange for the gentleman’s pregnant daughter to have a 4D scan so he could see images of his unborn grandson.
How do I get involved?
If you have a story or want to find our more visit the 6Cs Live! website.
The closing date for October’s Story of the Month is Friday 27 September 2013.