Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunisations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. 

That’s why the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

What are we doing to celebrate?

On Tuesday 12 May, 2020 it's International Nurses' Day and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and we wanted to celebrate by sharing stories from our own nurses from across the organisation. 

  • Here's Claire Smith's story about why she became a nurse and what it means to her
  • Here's Kelly Nealon-Marsh talking about her career as a nurse and how COVID-19 has changed her day-to-day work so far
  • Here's Adele Broad's story about becoming a nurse and what her typical day as a Practice Nurse looks like
  • Here's Laura Capewell's story and how COVID-19 has changed her work and outlook
  • Here's Dianne Oliver's story about her nursing career which has seen her working with General Practice, A&E, midwifery and now within a Care Home