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Nurses mark graduation by celebrating legacy of #hellomynameis campaigner Kate Granger

Graduating nursing students used their last day at university to show their support for the #hellomynameis campaign.

Graduating nursing students used their last day at university to show their support for the #hellomynameis campaign

The cohort from University of Northampton made a video and held up signs displaying their names to celebrate the life of Dr Kate Granger.

Dr Granger, a consultant in elderly medicine, set up the campaign calling on healthcare staff to introduce themselves based on her experiences as a terminal cancer patient.

The campaigner died last month, aged 34, just days after reaching her £250K fundraising target for Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

University of Northampton nursing student Vicky Simpson came up with the idea for her cohort to show their support for compassionate care.

The university has integrated the #Hellomynameis campaign into teaching across the adult nursing, child nursing, learning disability nursing and mental health nursing degree programmes.

Senior lecturer in nursing Cindy O’Dell said: “Northampton nursing students are reminded to treat their patients as individuals, and build a human connection with their patients in order to begin a therapeutic relationship and build trust. We are very proud of our students for undertaking this tribute.”

Since its launch in 2013, the #Hellomynameis campaign has been backed by NHS organisations and staff across the UK.


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Kate Granger and the lasting legacy of #hellomynameis

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