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Celebrating International Nurses Day 2024

10 May 2024
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This International Nurses Day we are celebrating our fantastic clinical teams that make up a myriad of diverse expertise, clinical rigour, passion and insight within NHS Supply Chain, helping to shape the services and products we provide to the front line to deliver patient care.

Watch this short video where Michelle Johnson, our Clinical Executive Director, talks about International Nurses Day and below are some positive messages from our clinical teams across NHS Supply Chain, reflecting on what International Nurses Day means to them.

What International Nurses Day means to me

I am so proud to be a nurse and to join with you today to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Her dedication and passion to improve patient care in a caring and kind way remains as relevant today as it was over 200 years ago.  

Florence was a pioneer in statistics as well as the founder of nursing and remains my role model. Thank you to every nurse at NHS Supply Chain and across the Health and Care System.

Michelle Johnson, Clinical Executive Director

For me, International Nurses’ Day is about celebrating the contribution nurses make to people’s lives that you can’t put a price on.  

A smile, a kind word and a listening ear are just some of the small actions patients have told me made such a difference to their day, not just the care delivered or the advice provided.

Jo Norris, Innovation Specialist

International Nurses Day to me means a small recognition of the work that we nurses do, supporting those when help is needed.

We cover so many areas, community, hospitals, hospices and so many more, provide a helping hand when needed most.

I feel proud to be a nurse.

Roger Kirkham, Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager

Working collectively and in unity to demonstrate the compassion we have for humanity, even when we are faced with adversity.

Remembering and reflecting upon the reasons behind the choices that led me on my nursing journey, and finally showing gratitude and celebrating each other. You are me, I am you, we are one.

Sofia Santoro-Kirk, Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager

International Nurses Day is an opportunity to reflect on what being a nurse means, and what we contribute to society. For me, being a nurse means being able to put my values into action to provide knowledge and real life experience of the challenges faced daily by the front line staff. 

My experience allows me to understand the need for innovative products, and the positive effects these can have on patients and staff.

Clinical expertise keeps the patient at the heart of NHS Supply Chain.

Fay Allen, Innovation Specialist

International Nurses Day raises the profile of the diversity of nurses delivering a huge scope of care in differing health care systems and environments around the world.

Today my thoughts go out to those nurses who are delivering their best care within the resources available to them in countries and communities enduring adversity and conflict.

Eleanor Bevan-Davies, Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager