The Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk hosted the first ever national conference to celebrate the NHS England Care Maker programme. The 6 C’s used by the NHS in England are Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. The Carer Maker 6C’s programme captures the ‘Games Makers’ model from the 2012 Olympic Games, to support implementation, and share the nursing, midwifery and care staff strategy.
Care Makers are health and social care staff, both student and qualified, clinical and non-clinical, from care assistants, student nurses, midwives, physiotherapists through to medical staff and board members who volunteer to be selected for demonstrating a passion and commitment to act as ambassadors for the 6Cs. The aim of the Care Maker role is to help communicate these values and to inspire and encourage others to provide their best practice.
Gail Godson Director of Home Instead said “ it was a most inspirational day, emotional and moving. Home Instead endeavours to provide high quality care services in our local West Lancashire community, we were therefore delighted to support this wonderful health and social care event at Edge Hill, which was designed to showcase some of the remarkable work that has taken place over the last three years, it was attended by Care Maker stakeholders, care providers, and commissioners, in addition to regional and national teams”.
Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England provided the welcome, with key note speaker Tommy Whitelaw.The final evaluation report of the Carer Maker programme, carried out by Edge Hill academics for NHS England, was presented by Professor Jeremy Brown, Dr Carol Kelly and Dr Paul Simpson, with findings and recommendations discussed during the day.