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.

How to get involved in Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

From local tea parties for trust staff, patients and the public to staff profiles, there are lots of ways to get involved.

  • Follow our updates and share your own. Use the #YearoftheNurseandMidwife hashtags on Twitter and follow us @royalhospital and Facebook
  • Share your Nursing Stories with us. We are trying to gather a wide range of stories from Nurses and Midwives at the Royal so please send your story to us at crhft.communications@nhs.net
  • Support the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Charity by holding your own tea party as part of the NHS Big Tea in July. Ask your colleagues, the public, your MP, local schools, local media to join you in celebration of nurses and midwives in July.