It is with great pleasure and pride we introduce ‘Ignite our Voice’ our first joint commitment to the future of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHP).
This strategy signals the start of the future for our three professional groups inspired by the ignition of our staff’s voice.
Its development would not have been possible without your contribution which has been insightful and invaluable and has fuelled our vision of inspiring care excellence (VoICE) across the group.
The collective voice of our staff is ambitious, forward thinking and patient-centred. The group values are at the core of the VoICE showing our commitment to be ‘dedicated to excellence’. It also reflects our ambition to be the first group hospital in UK to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation on both sites.
We promise to work with you all to develop and strengthen leadership at every level, with a personal commitment to support you in being the best you can be. It is a priority for us that each of you feels valued and in turn you value and celebrate each other; placing your health and wellbeing at the centre of our relationships and interactions.
We promise to support you in providing high-quality and safe care to patients and in continuing to improve their experience which is fundamental to our group priorities. Developing and embedding our assessment and accreditation framework will enable us to reward and recognise care excellence. We make a personal commitment to work with you all to continue to develop this multiprofessionally.
Our collaboration as part of the group model places us in a unique position to innovate, lead research and inspire improvement through our well established cross professional relationships which will underpin the VoICE. We are excited by the new opportunities these foundations provide and the impact your collaboration will have on continuing to improve outcomes for our patients.
Working collaboratively with other providers and external partners will enable us to share services, reduce variations and provide exciting opportunities for new ways of working across traditional boundaries. Enabling new roles to emerge and develop future Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals.
We make a personal promise and commitment to you all, to keep patients, carers and staff central to our decisions and be your greatest advocates, ensuring we continue to ignite the voice of nurses, midwives and AHP’s is throughout our ambitions. In return, we ask you embrace this strategy and continue to seek opportunities to provide exceptional care to our patients through our VoICE.
As Nurses Midwives and AHP’S we have so much to be proud of and we look forward to further igniting your voice to further embed and deliver your VoICE.
Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Services
Northampton General Hospital
Director of Nursing and Quality
Kettering General Hospital