Which change would you like to see ? I know you could think of quite a few I’ll bet – but just try & think of one change that’s simple – it must have a positive impact and should inspire others to take it on board
The key aim is to think small so that it’s easy for others who work in the NHS to think “we could adopt that idea!”
Sharing ideas will spread positivity and increase job satisfaction – and research shows that happy staff make happy patients
Be bold – speak to someone about your idea – it might be a colleague or someone who works in a different department or perhaps your mentor or a senior manager – do research to find out if your idea is working well elsewhere – ring up that place – ‘take a chance on change’ you never know where it could lead to in terms of patient satisfaction and it will give you a good feeling inside. You will also raise the profile of your own Trust which will make everyone feel good.
For this NHS Change Day I’m pledging to become a listening mentor and to really listen to ideas that future midwives have – in a few years I’ll be retiring and so will lots of other nurses and midwives – it’s time to slowly pass the baton and yet to also keep running .
NHS Change Day -use your pledge to make a difference 💡💡
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My passion is to encourage all staff globally who work in maternity services to challenge separation of the mother and newborn and rethink skin to skin contact in any birth setting❤️
I am also constantly thinking about how we can best facilitate skin to skin contact especially in operative births and/or when a woman is taken to the operating theatre post-birth for any procedures.
Skin to skin at birth is non-repeatable,once in a lifetime chance. I also want birth-workers, women and families to consider how long a newborn has been out of skin to skin contact. My work is inspired by Dr Nils Bergman - he motivated me to start blogging and tweeting about #SkinToSkin contact .
I also talk a lot about courage and compassion two values which for me belong together especially in today’s NHS - I present around the UK helping future midwives and midwives by giving strategy advice on being a midwife in today’s NHS .
I am also very interested in leadership and what it entails - leadership isn’t about being “in charge” but helping others , raising others , being compassionate, kind and having integrity- it’s a lifestyle ❤️
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7 thoughts on “NHS Change Day 11.3.15”
Hi Jenny, I think your work with skin to skin and caesarean sections is fab. I am a 3rd year student midwife in Bangor currently doing a project on change management and normalising caesarean section and would love to have a chat about how you went about doing your campaign. Thanks, Rosie x
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I’d love that Rosie 💡💛💫✔️
Do you have an email address I could email you on? Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org x
I’ll email you x
well done Jen on your work and campaign on skin to skin…its beginning to sink in to the obstetricians. 🙂
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Thankyou Sunny : )
Thank you – that means a lot to every woman & her child/ten ❤️