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Nursing and Midwifery Strategy
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Launched on the 3rd October 2014 by Patricia  Reid, Chief Nurse and Cliff Bygrave, Non-Executive Director.

Chief Nurses Introduction

Our Nursing and Midwifery strategy “Proud to care at the L&D” is launched to guide and steer our practices over the next few years, making clear ambitions for Nursing and Midwifery within our organisation. This has been developed through a process of engagement with nurses and midwives and other care staff from across the organisation including dialogue with patients.

The current pace of change and recommendations highlighted in the Francis Report (2013) into standards of care at Mid Staffordshire Hospital and the Governments response ‘Putting Patients First (2013) is timely for us in developing our nursing and midwifery strategy, reflecting upon our current position as a Trust and our future direction, compiled with changes at both a local and national level which have and will impact upon our practice   

This is an exciting and challenging time to be part of the Nursing and Midwifery team at the Luton and Dunstable hospital (L&D) We acknowledge that our Nursing and Midwifery workforce needs to modernise through the development of new roles, new ways of working and new ways of delivering education and training to ensure we have a workforce that is fit for purpose for a modernised, reformed and integrated L&D. 

It is crucial that our nurses and midwives ‘voice’ their views on how we can improve upon the experience of our patients and staff. This overriding principle of involving our front line nurses and midwives has underpinned the development of this strategy. 

Nursing and Midwifery Strategy 2014-2017 nurses

Our vision is that we will ensure that we deliver the right care in the right place at the right time by working in partnership with our patients, their families, carers and the wider healthcare community to ensure that we deliver the care that patients want to receive and that we would want our families and friends to experience. Our motivated and willing staff will demonstrate kindness, compassion and high quality, safe care, in which our patients have confidence.

We will promote an open and transparent culture of learning and innovation, in an organisation where we are proud to work. 

We will identify key staff that will have a clear responsibility to lead on the implementation of each aspect of the strategy and provide regular feedback through our Nursing and Midwifery Board. A clear plan of action, driven by the strategy will enhance our leadership skills and in so doing improve the quality of patient care. 

I am grateful for the on-going commitment and hard work from all nurses, midwives and care givers making us all proud to work at the L&D. 

Patricia Reid 
Chief Nurse
September 2014

 Our priorities for the next three years:
  • To value and develop our workforce                    
  • To provide our Nurses and Midwives with a structured training and educational post graduate pathway
  • To build our Nursing and Midwifery leadership
  • To get our patient care right
  • To innovate and inspire

Please see our complete Nursing and Midwifery strategy

Please also see our strategy poster