By Professor Kerry Jones, Magnet Programme Director, University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences and DAISY International Ambassador; and Helena Edis, Institute Senior Nurse for Care Excellence Accreditations at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
We are pleased to share with you our delight in achieving ANCC Magnet Recognition® for our Nottingham City Hospital. Our Magnet journey, funded by the Nottingham Hospital’s Charity, has taken the best part of a decade. Being the first hospital in the UK to demonstrate care excellence by writing to these Magnet standards, and only the 2nd in Europe, has meant we have learnt many lessons as we’ve progressed in our journey and we have had to be creative in our problem solving.
Alignment with the Magnet framework has focused our attention on three key areas: culture; careers; and challenging the way we do nursing business.
Despite the ups and downs of our journey (including hosting the Magnet site visit during a global pandemic), the pride and elation demonstrated by our frontline nursing team make all the hard work worthwhile. The Magnet framework for care excellence challenges us to continue striving for excellence. Gaining ANCC Magnet Recognition is the beginning of what we are certain will be an amazing on-going journey.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848031.
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