Ever since Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, nurses have blazed a trail in healthcare. They have pioneered improvements in practice, carried out cutting-edge research and advanced education: all with the aim of developing patient care. All of these changes, however, have occurred in the context of wider shifts in policy and political challenges. What has this meant for nursing and its innovators?
This event, hosted by Jim Campbell of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is the third in a series highlighting significant contributions to nursing. We will hear from a panel of RCN Fellows – David Benton, Jane Salvage and Neslyn Watson-Druée – about the past, present and future of nursing and politics, and why nurses and the public should engage with the political context of healthcare.
The RCN recognises innovative nurses by awarding annual Fellowships. The Roll of Honour lists almost 200 RCN Fellows who have made exceptional contributions to advancing the science and practice of nursing and improving health and patient care.