Leaders' Quote Series - supporting the work domains from Action Area One of Compassion in Practice
Felicity Harvey – Director General for Public Health – Department of Health
“As Director General for Public Health, I understand the significant contribution that all nurses, midwives and care staff can make to the public’s health and well-being. The work that we are undertaking at the DH to strengthen the visibility and contribution of nurses, midwives and care staff to the public health agenda is a vital part of this, and I am proud of the work the Department is doing to lead and shape work.
I am particularly pleased to be supporting Action Area 1 of the National Nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff Strategy, Compassion in Practice: Helping people to stay independent, maximising well-being and improving health outcomes.
Nurses, midwives and care staff are ideally and uniquely placed to identify and use opportunities to promote health and well-being. They have the skills and opportunities to work at population, community, family and individual levels and – by making every contact count – can make a real difference. Promoting the public’s health is everyone’s business and this week of action gives us a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of their contribution.
The Nursing team within my Public Health Directorate will be engaging in a range of activities and including webinars and contributions to social media throughout the week of 28th October 2013. For more information see or link via twitter to @VivjBennett @Mrs Bosanquet @PHE_UK @6CsLive #AA1 #6CsLive”