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Let's introduce ourselves…

11 April 2019
Volume 28 · Issue 7

When I attended the Chief Nursing Officer Summit recently, I was struck by how many people whom I had never met before said ‘hello’ and introduced themselves, causing me to tweet about how #HelloMyNameIs has become ingrained in the DNA of the nursing profession. Excellent news.

This welcoming experience began with meeting fellow attendees at breakfast, sharing experiences and making connections. Next was meeting Professor Ian Peate (although he didn't tell me he was a prof, I learnt that when he gave me his card!). Once I'd shared my name with Ian and told him that I'm the CEO of Skills for Care, he wanted to know more about who we are and what we do. Better still, once I'd told him, he asked me to write about what we do.

Skills for Care is the Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) delivery partner for workforce development and leadership in adult social care in England, for whom we deliver a comprehensive work programme. We work closely with our sister organisations in the nations through our partnership Skills for Care and Development, because social care delivery is the responsibility of local government, and in the nations through the devolved administrations.

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