Nikki Yun, Adult nursing student’s noticeboard promoting Compassion in Care replicated across Central London Community Healthcare Trust.

Nikki YunNikki, 3rd year Adult nursing student developed a Compassion in Care noticeboard at Parkview Health Centre whilst on her district nursing placement. Hilary Shanahan, Compassion in Care Coordinator at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, was so impressed by her work that she has asked to replicate Nikki’s noticeboard in clinics across the Trust in order to promote the 6Cs.

Care Makers like Nikki Yun are a national network of volunteers who act as ambassadors for Compassion in Practice, which is underpinned by six fundamental values (the 6Cs): care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment – with six areas of action to support professionals and care staff to deliver excellent care.

Compassion in Practice is a three-year vision and strategy for nursing, midwifery and care staff, drawn up in 2012 by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England (CNO) at the NHS Commissioning Board, and Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing at the Department of Health.