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2020 is Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, designated by World Health Organisation as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses and midwives make up the largest numbers of the NHS workforce. They are highly skilled, multi-faceted professionals from a host of backgrounds that represent our diverse communities.
2020 is our time to reflect on these skills, the commitment and expert clinical care they bring, and the impact they make on the lives of so many. This year is also an opportunity to say thank you to the professions; to showcase their diverse talents and expertise; and to promote nursing and midwifery as careers with a great deal to offer. At the Royal, we will be celebrating the work of our Nurses and Midwifes throughout the year with a wide range of events and projects.
From local tea parties for trust staff, patients and the public to staff profiles, there are lots of ways to get involved.