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Celebrating our nurses in North Central London

International Nurses Day (IND 2024) takes place on 12 May and is a day to mark the contributions nurses make to society.

This year’s theme is, Our nurses, our future, the economic power of care. Despite being the backbone of health care, nurses often faces financial issues and can be undervalued.

IND 2024 aims to reshape perceptions, demonstrating the impact investment can make to nursing.

At NCL we have worked hard over the years to support our nurses through various initiatives which have gained recognition.

Last year we saw some great accomplishments for the ICS and ICB.

Our NCL Capital Nurse Graduate Guarantee Scheme team were awarded the Best Recruitment Experience award at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2023.

The North Central London Cancer Alliance held its first cancer clinical nurse specialist conference.

NCL ICS also won two awards at the Burdett Nursing Awards.

More recently we launched the T Level in Health, which is an academic alternative to A levels and a great place from which to build a career in health and care.

This Midwifery T-Level is the result of a partnership between Middlesex University, Barnet Education and Learning Services and Saracens High School and adds to the existing huge amount of work already taking place within North Central London by Middlesex University with a wide range of health and care partners, contributing to the long-term development of a local health workforce.

Group of students with certificates celebrating T-Level qualification

Chief Nurse Officer, Chris Caldwell, who is also a Visiting Professor said, “We know, from experience and from research, that the work that we do as a nurse transforms the lives of those we care for.”

“Today we are celebrating every single one of our nurses, nursing associates, students and trainees working in all our organisations – NHS and otherwise across the five boroughs of NCL ICS. Myself and the nursing leadership across NCL have committed to continue to work together drawing on the principles of Capital Nurse through NCL CAN – our clinical academic nexus for nursing and midwifery to ensure that all NCL nurses and those aspiring to nurse, can achieve their full potential, contribute to equitable quality patient care, improve population health and be part of wider socio-economic development of north central London.”

You can also watch an ICS International Nurses Day film created by Middlesex University London below.