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Nottingham City Hospital globally recognised and becomes only hospital in UK to be Magnet® Designated

Nottingham City Hospital has gained global recognition and become the only hospital in the UK - and only the second in Europe - to be Magnet® recognised by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The achievement  means that City Hospital is now globally recognised for providing world-class nursing care and it shows that nursing leaders successfully align their goals to improve the outcome for the patients we care for.

To become a Magnet® recognised hospital, City Hospital submitted a comprehensive document which contained evidence against over 70 standards for excellence related to how we improved the way that we work.

Our nursing care, patient experience and staff experience outcomes were monitored for  two years in all wards and departments at City Hospital.

The final stage of the assessment was a four day virtual site visit by four Magnet Appraisers (experienced nurse leaders from the United States) who attended around 100 meetings and focus groups with our staff.

During their assessment the appraisers visited nearly all areas where nursing takes place and they met with a range of staff and public and community partners.

What does Magnet® Recognition mean?
For our patients and visitors, it means receiving the very best care which has been globally recognised, delivered by nurses and their teams who are supported to be the very best that they can be.

To nurses, Magnet® means working in a culture of shared decision-making, education and development through every career stage and support for evidence-based practice, research and innovation leading to greater autonomy at the bedside.

To Nottingham University Hospitals Trust it means recruiting, retaining and working alongside the best nurses in the country.

By achieving Magnet® Recognition, it means that Nottingham University Hospitals is now the only organisation outside of the USA to have hospitals that are both ANCC Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence designated.

Dr Kerry Jones, Magnet and Pathway to Excellence Director, said: “Our teams have been working hard for nearly a decade to achieve this esteemed goal. Magnet recognition requires us to demonstrate that our outcomes for patients and staff compare to the best in the world and for this to be assessed internationally. This has been a journey that we have taken in partnership with our patients and public and I am thrilled that we have been able to achieve this with them and for them”

“The appraisers were blown away by our professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication for our work and excellent care that we provide to our patients”.

Professor Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, said: “This is an incredible achievement which stands as testimony to the professionalism, dedication and hard work of our teams who strive to deliver excellence in care every day to our patients, families and each other.

“This is a truly historic moment for nursing in the UK and I am so very proud of all the teams involved in the Magnet Recognition Programme.

“I know how much hard work and dedication our team have put into this and seeing this achievement is the highlight of my career.”

“Finally I would like to say thank you to Nottingham Hospitals Charity for helping us to make this happen.”

“I know how much hard work and dedication our team have put into this and seeing this achievement is the highlight of my career.

“Finally I would like to say thank you to Nottingham Hospitals Charity for helping us to make this happen.”

Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “As a charity, one of our key focuses has always been to invest in our NHS staff and support them in providing excellent care to patients.

"We are extremely proud to have supported our hospital trust on its journey to Magnet accreditation and would like to congratulate the hardworking and dedicated NHS staff whose commitment and care have made this happen.”

 

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