Trust launches new Nursing Strategy

Posted: January 2, 2013

How new strategy will take front line patient care to a higher level



A new nursing strategy for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been launched which will set the direction of travel for our nursing workforce over the next few years.

Since her arrival at the Trust, Chief Nurse Hilary Walker has been leading the development of this new strategy and around 170 nursing staff have been involved in developing and agreeing what the priorities are for nursing in our organisation.

Hilary says: "I want every nurse at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be proud to be a nurse and proud to work within our Trust. I want our patients and those close to them to experience the best nursing from a caring, professional and competent workforce.

"This strategy sets out to build on all that is good about nursing in the Trust, strengthening in breadth and depth our contribution to health services designed with the patient at the centre.

"I have been delighted by the level of engagement and motivation amongst nurses as we have worked to develop our strategy. The clear links to the Trust's values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition, Respect (STAR) and strategic objectives demonstrate how the important work of nurses will contribute to the achievements and success of the organisation.

"I am confident that together we can take front line patient care to a higher level and I record here my commitment to providing the leadership and support needed to achieve this."

Click on the video link above to hear Hilary Walker's commitment to the new strategy and the thoughts of staff involved in its development.*

You can read the strategy,  Nursing Together: A strategy to improve patient care here

More information

National Nursing Strategy

Nursing and Care Quality Forum 


*Please note that the video's automatic captions (subtitling) are generated by YouTube and are not always reflective of the audio. 




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