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My new framework will help nurses lead change in the NHS

After an extensive engagement process, last month I launched the new national framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff.

After an extensive engagement process, last month I launched the new national framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff.

Leading Change, Adding Value builds on Compassion in Practice. It positions all nursing, midwifery and care staff – whatever their role or place of work – as leaders who will shape the actions needed to meet the challenges of today, and the changing health and care landscape of the future.

One of the legacies of Compassion in Practice is the 6Cs. These will remain our foundation and value base, and will be central to reducing unwarranted variation in health and care outcomes, in people’s experience, and in the use of resources that cannot be justified by reasons of geography, demography or infrastructure.

Ten commitments are at the heart of the new framework, which is aligned to the Five Year Forward View. Nursing, midwifery and care staff can use the framework to lead on delivering better outcomes and better experiences for patients and staff, as well as making better use of resources.

It will also show how we can help narrow the three gaps identified in the Five Year Forward View: health and wellbeing, care and quality, and funding and efficiency.

I look forward to working with you on putting Leading Change, Adding Value into action, realising our potential, and exploring where this will take us.

For more information go to http://www.england.nhs.uk/leadingchange

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