By domcushnan On

In change, health, Journal, Working

18 August 10am – 3pm

Venue: RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0RN

The event will be a success if we can:

  • Collectively reflect on the image of nursing, identifying issues and opportunities
  • Identify the key audiences we need to work with to improve the image of nursing and stand in their shoes
  • Co-create goals and an action plan to improve the image of nursing with key audiences
  • Co-design the foundations for a powerful call to action that makes an impact across the country
  • Leave the workshop with a sense of collective purpose and energy to make a difference

I turned up to expand my understanding on the nursing directorate and to help Kate Pound and Helen Bevan in the delivery of the workshop.

To make myself useful I brought my camera to take pictures and planned to tweet and live stream as much I was physically able to. The hashtag I setup for the day was #NurseImage and registered it on Symplur.

https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/NurseImage/

The started with NHS England Chief Nursing Officer, Jane Cummings introducing what we are doing today. View the live stream here (ignore my shaky hand holding of the camera)

https://www.pscp.tv/DomCushnan/1yNxamnbqrgxj?t=6s

On Twitter, we had a great conversation about the images that come up when you do a search for nurses and the same for doctors. What was brilliant from this conversation was that other professions started joining in.

 

What images come up for your profession? Tweet me @domcushnan.

In the morning we asked people in the room to draw their interpretation of nursing.

More detailed images can be found on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/157263724@N04/albums/72157687721429286

We then had an unconference that brought up the following themes:


When it comes to recruitment I loved the one team who thought about ways to inspire young people.

You can view the persona conversations here (once again on my shaky handheld phone) https://www.pscp.tv/DomCushnan/1LyxBEOepopJN

Next up is a tweet chat on Wednesday night.


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