#stopthepressure and the next generation

Ruth May - Regional Chief Nurse, NHS England Midlands and East

Ruth May – Regional Chief Nurse, NHS England Midlands and East

Dr Ruth May, Regional Chief Nurse NHS England (Midlands & East)

Oh my gosh I’m overwhelmed yet again about the support front line clinicians have for #stopthepressure.

As you will know the campaign is about improving care patients receive and I, along with many thousands of nurses, are becoming Stop the Pressure champions.

It’s wonderful to see how far this campaign has come in the last few years. We started in Suffolk measuring prevalence of pressure ulcers, then East of England, followed by Mids & East and of course now across England. Measurement is absolutely vital as it tells us the size of our challenge. The best bits of #stopthepressure have to be the communication with the public and carers as well as engagement with front line clinicians through our collaborative programme.

Seeing, hearing and feeling the passion about #stopthepressure amongst student nurses is palpable. Your insight and ambition to learn and promote safe nursing practice is such an inspiration.

At Leeds today over 300 students came together to become champions and I’m grateful to you all for the leadership you now show and more importantly you will forever show to #stopthepressure.

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