Click to listen highlighted text! Powered By GSpeech
Association Events

Association News

As part of the Nightingale 200 for 200 Challenge the QARANC Association is identifying 200 of the many Army nurses who have been awarded the Royal Red Cross (RRC) or the Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC), and will build a wall of images here during the challenge period – the 21st of October to the 4th of November when the Foundation will be marking Florence Nightingale leaving for and arriving at Scutari Hospital to care for injured soldiers during the Crimean War.

Follow the challenger here.

NURSING TIMES AWARDS IS GOING VIRTUAL!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Nursing Times Awards, as well as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Following a difficult year, the 2020 awards ceremony will be extra special to ensure that the hard work and dedication of the nursing profession is recognised and celebrated.

We have been monitoring advice and guidance from the UK government and unfortunately it is clear that we are unable to gather in large numbers to celebrate your collective achievements. As a result, and because of how incredibly important it is to gather together in some way to acknowledge the hard work and innovation of you and your peers, we are making this event virtual!

The virtual ceremony will take place on Wednesday 18 November 2020 and we'd love it if you joined us as we uncover our incredible winners.

During a challenging year for the profession, we were honoured to hear your stories and read your entries to the 2020 Nursing Times Awards. Our judges had a tough job deciding on the finalists and now we are delighted to share with you who made the shortlist!

We wish the following good luck and congratulations on your nominations!

The nominations on the website reflect:

  • WO2 Robbie Beech Florence Nightingale Nurse of the Year
  • Lt Jenny Dyson RN JHG(SE)- Nurse Leader of the Year
  • DPHC Psychotherapy treatment for Defence Mental Health Services
  • DPHC Early Intervention in Occupational Health
  • Sgt Lucy Laughton RAF – Rising Star

If you would like to register for the event you can do so here:

https://awards.nursingtimes.net/register-to-attend

Good Luck to All!

Nuffield Health’s Chief Nurse, Carol Kefford and Dame Yvonne Moores, Chair of The Florence Nightingale Foundation, celebrate International Nurses Day with a discussion about how nurses are coping during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and leadership within nursing and how this compares to Florence Nightingale’s experience. They show their appreciation for the hard work of all nurses during 2020, the Year of the Nurse.

Media

To mark International Nurses’ Day , The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal, The Countess of Wessex and Princess Alexandra have joined together to pay tribute to the world’s nurses, speaking with healthcare professionals working in Australia, India, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Bahamas, Cyprus, Tanzania and the UK. You can watch the Video Here

The Queen will mark International Nurses’ Day today by speaking to Professor Kathleen McCourt, the President of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, of which The Queen is Patron.

The Prince of Wales has provided a message for the video thanking nurses across the world, and The Duchess of Cornwall has recorded messages of support for nurses from the Royal Naval Medical Service and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children Charity, of which she is respectively Commodore-in-Chief and Patron.

The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex spoke to nurses in seven different commonwealth countries. The calls were facilitated by Nursing Now, a global campaign to improve health by raising the status and profile of nursing of which The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron.

Their Royal Highnesses dialled into a call with nurses in Queensland, Australia who provide culturally appropriate services to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and spoke to nurses at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone and LV Prasad Eye Institute in India – both of which The Countess of Wessex has previously visited. Their Royal Highnesses also spoke with the Apollo Hospital in India, HIV and maternal health nurses in Malawi, mental health nurses in the Bahamas, Army nurses in Cyprus, and paediatric nurses from the UK’s Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Community Services, of which The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron.

Over the weekend The Princess Royal called Tanzania to speak with the Programme Manager of a medical ship that provides facilities for those with little or no access to medical care, and is supported by the Vine Trust of which Her Royal Highness is Patron. Last week The Duke of Cambridge talked to nurses at The Royal Marsden, of which he is President and Princess Alexandra spoke with the head of the Naval Nursing Service in her role as Patron of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS).

On the calls, Members of The Royal Family spoke with nurses about the work they are doing, with many talking about the impact of Covid-19 and how they were coping with the pandemic.  Nurses and midwives are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital. They provide care that is sensitive to their local community – understanding its culture, strengths and vulnerabilities so can shape and deliver effective interventions to meet the needs of patients, families and communities.

On every call, The Royal Family reiterated their thanks to nurses across the Commonwealth for the incredible work they do on a daily basis.

Page 1 of 32

Branches

Back to the Map

A Career in Army Nursing

ABTB

The QARANC employs Officers and Soldiers in both the Regular and Reserve Army, as Registered Nurses, Student Nurses, and Health Care Assistants, and we are always looking for people. If you are interested in a career as a Nurse or Health Care Assistant which also offers other great opportunities then you are just the person we are looking for. A career in the QARANC is more than a job, you will have access to extensive training and development opportunities, not just related to your job, but personal development too. You will have the opportunity to use your skills in diverse settings – wherever the Army is employed health care professionals from the QARANC are there. Right now there are QARANC personnel working around the world, including Sierra Leone, Canada, Mali, Afghanistan, Germany, and Cyprus. Being in the QARANC you will have access to, and be expected to undertake adventurous training, and you will have access to free medical and dental care, as well as robust annual leave and pension package. For information contact a member of the QARANC recruiting team on: 01276 412741, 01276 412742 or 01276 412740 or visit

www.armyjobs.mod.uk

Click to listen highlighted text! Powered By GSpeech