International Nurses’ Day 2021


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The theme for International Nurses’ Day this year is ‘A voice to lead – a vision for future healthcare’. Celebrate the day by joining our live event.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown more than ever before the brilliance of our nursing family. Nurses have shown leadership at all levels of our health and care services to meet the extraordinary demands of the pandemic.

In North Tyneside, our Public Health Nurses have been on the front line in the fight against the pandemic and in supporting our residents get through what has been an incredibly challenging time. We also want to take this opportunity on International Nurses’ Day to pay tribute to your work and dedication and show solidarity from the across the UNISON family.

As the biggest trade union in healthcare, UNISON wants our branches and members to help us demonstrate how our nursing family have led during the pandemic.

Have your registered nurses adapted services to keep patients safe? Did your nursing associates show their leadership skills to support colleagues when the going got tough? How did your student nurse members cope with the added leadership responsibilities they took on during the emergency?

Tell us your stories using the form below, and share your photos and messages on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #NursingTheNation21 so we can amplify the amazing work you have done. And why not download some social media graphics to help mark the day?

Join our live event: how can we empower nurses to lead?

UNISON believes nurses now need to be empowered to lead the health and care recovery from COVID-19 and the positive transformation of our services.

Join our event, livestreamed on YouTube from 7–8.30pm, to hear from nurse leaders in different settings to discuss this important topic and celebrate the innovative work of nurses during the pandemic.

Guests will include:

  • Stuart Tuckwood – UNISON National Officer for Nursing
  • Trudie Martin – UNISON Nursing and Midwifery Committee Chair
  • Joy O’ Gorman – UNISON National Student Nurse Lead
  • Carley Kane – Nursing apprentice – UNISON rep
  • Gamu Nyasoro – Nurse leader and member of UNISON National Nursing and Midwifery Committee
  • Anganie Seecharan – Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Watch live from 7pm on 12 May