Dr Margaret Mc Guire, NHSGGC Board Nurse Director
The 2030 Nursing Vision is an opportunity for all Nurses and Midwives to think about what skills and experience they will need to progress their career through knowledge, education and practice. The Vision is also an opportunity to modernise public perceptions of what it is to be a nurse.
The fundamentals of care will remain the same but education, research and additional skills will be key to all nurses as we prepare to meet the needs and expectations of the people we look after. As part of the Multidisciplinary Team the role of the registered Nurse and Midwife reflect changing demographics and expectations and while Nurses are currently based in either acute or community settings, in future they will adapt to working in 'hospitals without walls', moving in and out of different environments to provide care.
Fundamentally nursing will always be about providing high quality care to patients and their families and in the changing care landscape leading up to 2030 we must have a profession trained, educated and equipped to deliver it.
Local engagement conversations will be taking place in November and December and I would encourage those who are unable to attend to have their say via the online survey below.
The 2030 Nursing Vision is scheduled to be published Summer 2017.