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Readers' panel: Have NHS staff been changed by the #Hellomynameis campaign?

In 2013, terminally-ill doctor Kate Granger created the #Hellomynameis campaign, drawing on her own hospital experiences to call on healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients. Dr Granger died aged 34 on Saturday 23 July, five years after being diagnosed with cancer. Nursing Standard reader panellists discuss the impact of the #Hellomynameis campaign on NHS staff. 
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In 2013, terminally-ill doctor Kate Granger created the #Hellomynameis campaign, drawing on her own hospital experiences to call on healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients. Dr Granger died aged 34 on Saturday 23 July, five years after being diagnosed with cancer. Nursing Standard reader panellists discuss the impact of the #Hellomynameis campaign on NHS staff.

Jane Scullion (@JaneScullion) is a respiratory nurse consultant at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester Jane Scullion

No one should interact with others without introducing themselves, yet many health care professionals forget this basic nicety. The #Hellomyname is campaign is simple and effective. It has changed practice because it reminds us of what we should be doing. Dr Granger made a difference because she was both doctor and patient and could see both sides.

To ensure this lasts, the campaign should be part of every health professional's induction package using Dr Granger’s own words

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