It’s International Nurses Day. Today we are joining millions around the globe to thank all nurses and other health care professionals who work relentlessly to provide high quality and respectful treatment and care. On International Nurses Day and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, we are proud to share some inspirational stories of our NEL nurses. They may be behind the scenes but their work make a huge impact to patients and our communities.

Organised annually by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Nurses Day celebrates the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. ICN’s theme for International Nurses Day 2020 is Nursing the World to Health, focusing on the true value of nurses to the people of the world.​​

Merlyn Griffiths, Data Manager, Continuing Healthcare team, shares his team’s role in the NHS response to the COVID-19 pandemic and extends his gratitude to his nursing colleagues for their adaptability and resilience amidst the challenges they faced during these difficult times.

Kara Renno, Registered General Nurse and Assistant Director, NEL Healthcare Consulting shares what makes her proud to be a nurse, her biggest achievements during the pandemic so far and aspirations for the future.