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Magnet - Our journey to nursing excellence

We are delighted to annouce that we have achieved our ambition to be nationally and internationally recognised for excellence in care, and our journey to Magnet excellence has helped us to achieve this. Magnet recognition builds on our solid foundations evidenced by the 'Outstanding for Caring' rating from the Care Quality Commission.

What is Magnet® recognition?

Magnet® is the most esteemed accreditation globally awarded for care excellence.

The American Nurses Credentialing Centre ( ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program designates organisations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organisation’s patient outcomes.

The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organisation.

To nurses, Magnet Recognition 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 patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses and interdisciplinary teams who are supported to be the very best that they can be.


Why did we apply for Magnet recognition?

Magnet creates a framework to support an excellent work place culture and advances three goals within healthcare organisations:

  • Exemplary clinical care
  • Excellent patient experience
  • Excellent staff experience to promote job satisfaction and retention

Watch our video to find out about our Magnet journey

Contact us

For more information please contact the Institute of Care Excellence