Nursing day 2020 is one of the busiest days of the year and is a chance for everyone to get the care they need, the Department of Health said.
But what is it really all about?
The National Nurses Day is an annual event held on the second Monday of February each year, and is the national holiday for all nursing staff.
It marks the beginning of the month of February when nurses begin their day off, with the aim of making the hospital and community feel better.
There are many different types of nurses to choose from, with some having their own special skills or a specialty.
Some nurses are trained as a doctor, nurse, midwife or social worker while others are in charge of caring for elderly or disabled people.
The National Health Service (NHS) said there are also nurse-based care groups, which are recognised as nurses working on a volunteer basis.
The first nurses day was in April 2016, and since then it has become a mainstay of the NHS.
Nurses day is a day for nurses and carers, and a chance to get involved in the community and to be part of the healing process, said Dr Michael McDougall, NHC’s Chief Medical Officer.
“It’s a time when everyone can come together and look after one another,” he said.
Dr McDougal said the NHS was working to develop a national strategy on nurse-led care, which will provide a framework for all stakeholders to share best practice and ensure nurses are treated with the utmost respect.
“We have a lot of work to do in that regard, but it’s going to be a great day of celebration for everyone,” he added.
“Nurses are the ones who are going to make this day of nurses day what it is, and it’s a day to be proud of.”
A look at the main points around nurse-driven care in EnglandToday in Nursing:NHS Minister for Nursing and Midwifery, Sarah Champion, said nurses day has been recognised as one of England’s most important and significant social occasions.
“This is an opportunity for all of us to recognise the contributions nurses make in nursing to our community, to our patients, and to our society,” she said.
“As well as making a difference in the lives of people who are in nursing, it also highlights how we can improve the care of people living with dementia.”
That’s why nurses are so much loved by their communities.
“Nurses Day 2020 will take place from 2pm on Saturday to 5pm on Sunday, March 21, 2020.”
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But we want to recognise all nurses for their extraordinary contribution and the important role they play in our community.”
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