Listening event on nurse and midwife future

The Prime Minister's Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery held a listening event for patients in Manchester yesterday.

The 10 commissioners, led by health minister Ann Keen, heard views on what the skills and attributes of the ‘ideal' nurse or midwife are, what nurses and midwives could do more of or do differently in the future and what might be preventing them from doing this now.

Ms Keen said: ‘Today's listening event is part of our wider engagement process and one of the first steps towards helping to ensure that nurses and midwives can be empowered and supported to deliver high quality care for all.'

Submissions will be analysed and fed back to the professions and public in the autumn.

The final report with recommendations will be submitted to the prime minister by March 2010.

  • What could nurses or midwives do more of or how could they work differently?

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