We plan to create and sustain a culture of Nursing and Midwifery Excellence (NaME).

One of the ways we will achieve this is by working towards Pathway to Excellence® accreditation. The programme is delivered by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC). 

We are one of 14 Trusts nationally to be involved in the Programme which is sponsored by the Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May. It will help us to create a culture where our nurses and midwives can thrive, and patients get the very best care.  

The programme aims to promote excellence in practice and shared decision making across our nursing teams and is the only accredited programme of its kind in the world. Our aim is to work towards accreditation over the next three years by embedding a framework that helps us work towards excellence in six key standards. These are:

  • Professional development 
  • Shared decision making
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Wellbeing

Accreditation will support our vision to deliver excellence in all that we do. We want to be an employer with strong nursing leadership, where nurses and midwives have a voice. A place where you can work, excel and stay. 

Click here to read our handy toolkit and find out how we plan to create and sustain a culture of Nursing and Midwifery Excellence.