Are you the next pioneer for nursing and the people you care for?
16 August 2016
Jo Odell, FoNS Practice Development Facilitator
“All hail the pioneers who have made possible Britain’s golden era in previously uncharted territory”
This was the Evening Standard headline that I read yesterday on my commute home. The country is gripped by the Rio Olympics and the great success that Team GB has enjoyed particularly in sports that, as a country, we have never celebrated great success in before.
The journalist went on to highlight the importance of remembering the so called ‘trail blazers’, the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave in rowing and Dame Kelly Holmes in running who have inspired this future generation of sporting heroes
“It’s a special kind of sporting triumph not only to achieve great things, but to make great things possible for those that follow. Salute the pioneers, then: and never forget them as we cheer those that follow.”(London Evening Standard 15th August 2016)
Many nurses also talk about people who have inspired them, other nurses and care professionals, patients and families. At FoNS we are often inspired by the great people we work with, whose enthusiasm and commitment to continually improving care and services are in abundance despite the rising challenges experienced across health and social care.