Edge Hill University – 1st Year Nursing Students Add Pledges

Type: Pledge

UK Lead, Tommy visits Edge Hill University and speaks to 1st Year Nursing Students.

Big thanks to Richard Williams, Fellow Practice Education Lecturer, the staff and students at Edge Hill University for inviting Tommy back on 1 December, along with Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing at NHS England and Katie Taylor, Project Lead on Leading Change, Adding Value (This link will take you away from our website) to speak with 1st year nursing students.

Earlier this year tommy was invited to give 3 talks across all years and modules to around 1100 students you can read the story and 406 pledges from the last visit.

Tommy shared our Make a Difference Campaign and it was great to speak with Susan who shared the Leading Change, Adding Value, Framework for Nursing Midwifery and care staff  to support students turning pledges into actions.

Thank you, Richard, all at Edge Hill and the wonderful students for a brilliant day and most wonderful pledges below.

From all the team at DCV

 

I pledge I will take time out of my day to ask if a patient is ok, and treat everyone how I would like to be treated.
Andrea Pilkington – Trainee Nurse Associate – Bridgewater NHS Community Health Care Trust

 

I will have more of a personal approach and take more time finding out more about people and what they love.

 

I will always think about what the service user wants and listen to them while treating them with dignity and respect, and do what I can to fulfil this in practice. Find out what matters to them.
Toni Jones – Edgehill University

 

I will always try and aim to provide the best care and make people feel the best when in difficult situations – give positivity.
Laura Hamilton – Edgehill University

 

I will always promote kindness and compassion to patients and demonstrate this through conversation with both patient’s and colleagues as well as going the extra mile to ensure the very best is being received.
Helen Dunn – Edgehill University

 

I will ask people what matters to them and listen to what is important to others.
Abbie Fox – Edge Hill University

 

I will listen and ask what can I do for patients to make them happy and recognised as a person rather than as patients.

 

I will ensure that consideration will be given to the carers and families of every patients in my care. Support and information should be available to enable families and carers to care for someone confidently.
Claire Barker – Edge Hill University

 

I will ask the patient what matters to them, being for the patient and family.
Lyndsey Fisher – Edge Hill University

 

I will ask my patients what and who matters to them. I will care for my patients holistically, respecting that they are a person not a diagnosis.
Cassie Lyon – Edge Hill University

 

I will commit to my profession, listen and care for my patients and respect patients. I will have the courage to stand up and defend the human rights of everyone.

 

I pledge to lead change by treating patients as individuals by valuing what means most to them and their families. Also, ‘hello my name is…’
Danielle Leatherbarrow – Edge Hill University

 

I will be an advocate for patients in my care and treat patients how I would want my family treated.
Francesca McGuigan – Edge Hill University

 

My pledge is to see the person behind the illness. And spend more time with each patients to see the person not the bed number.

 

I will make sure every patient is looked at and treated as an individual. I will always be a person to sit, listen and talk to a patient. Making time for everyone.
Stephanie Heath – Edge Hill University

 

I will ask patients what matters to them and try and conduct their needs.
Emma Moreland – Edge Hill University

 

I will treat people as individuals, as a person not just a patient. I will ask what and who matters to them, working with them to achieve positive outcomes.
Sarah Kelly – Edge Hill University

 

I will try my best to make vulnerable people feel safe and respected when they need care. I will be compassionate and patient with those who need it.
Lucy McNichol – Edge Hill University

 

I will stand up for patients rights and their own choices. Try to give them confidence and aim to make them happy.
Sophia Louise Cain – Edge Hill University

 

I will empathise compassion and patient-centred care in my teaching role.
Lisa Lawson – Edge Hill University

 

I will ensure that I identify how best to communicate with patients. I want to ensure patients who are non-verbal can have their opportunity to communicate whether using picture exchange cards.
Joanna Wetherill – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure I set a precedence by making sure I listen and communicate to ensure the patient feels like an individual and not a number.

 

I will make sure I communicate effectively with my patients, make them feel comfortable, aware of what and who matters to them.
Moyosore Shotunde – Student Nurse

 

I will always see the ‘person’ and not a condition. I will get to know you, your likes/dislikes – what is important to you, and who is important to you.

 

I pledge to always see the person and not the patient.
Debbie Cunningham – Trainee Nurse

 

I will treat everyone I meet and care for the way I, or my loved ones would like to be treated.
Sharon Range – Edge Hill University

 

I will promote a outcome by promoting the health and wellbeing of people that are under my care. I will work with individuals, their families, communities and equip them to make informed choices and manage their health.

 

I will ask all I come in contact with what matters to you, and what can I do to help.
Donna Pinkerton – Student Nurse

 

I will start asking what matters to people and who matters to them.

 

I will do my best to make a positive change and difference to people’s lives, helping to support patients and their relatives receive the care they deserve.
Erin Gurr-Corbett – Edge Hill University

 

I will be kind, compassionate, caring, honest and listen to others.
Christiana Dbimah – Edge Hill University

 

I will see to ensure every patient and family are known as more than just a patient through ensuring myself and colleagues take the time to enquire about them and their feelings.
Danielle Lyon – Edge Hill University

 

I pledge to ensure that anything I feel is incorrect during practice will be challenged in order to improve safeguarding for adults and children.
Rhianna Burgess – Edge Hill University

 

I will not let conditions define patients. Treat them as individuals and always ask for their input on their care and what matters to them.
Hollie McCarthy – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure I do everything I can to support a patient and their family. I will ensure they are given the best quality care and remember me as the nurse who made all the effort to carry out this experience.
Katie Gillett – Edge Hill University

 

I will look after each person I care for as an individual and strive to learn about them as a person whilst meeting all their needs.
Nicola Edwards – Edge Hill University

 

I will ask all patients what matters to them. I will also guide my colleagues towards following this pledge.
Emily Adair – Edge Hill University

 

I pledge to ask all patients/carers what matters to them and not what is the matter.

 

I will ensure that I always see the person in the patient.
Hannah Schofield – Edge Hill University

 

I will take the time to ask the people I care for ‘what matters’ and ‘who matters’ to them. ‘People not patients’.
Daisy Quinn – Edge Hill University

 

I will break the silence around dementia with those who are scared to talk and give them a voice.
Kathryn Lazell – Edge Hill University

 

I will be an example and remember the person at the centre.
Melissa Greenwood – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure that I value each patient as an individual. Treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Emily Foster – Edge Hill University

 

I will help those young or old to have a voice, help them to communicate and say what they need to say. I have a few Makaton cars I am going to take home for residents and nurses in my care.
Jessica Grace Stirling – Edge Hill University

 

I will care more, take the time to listen more and see people for who they are and not what they have become.

 

I will keep the patient in mind at all times. Remember it is a person! Take the time to get to know the patient and family.
Louise Bailey – Edge Hill University

 

I will ensure that I maintain people’s dignity and privacy as much as I can.
Ellie Booth – Edge Hill University

 

I will encourage assertiveness and kindness in all interactions and I will try to demonstrate bravery when faced with difficult decisions.
Lisa Brooks – Edge Hill University

 

I will show love to my patients no matter how brief my time will be with them.
Kedric Griffith – Edge Hill University

 

I will as a student nurse ensure that I act as an advocate and promote dignity and respect throughout my career.
Micha Collins – Edge Hill University

 

I will lead a change by ensuring I care for each patient like they are one of my family members.

 

I will lead changed by sharing my own experiences and views or practice to feedback to colleagues on how I think practice could improve.

 

I will try to make an impact on at least one patient’s day each shift.
Nicola Birch-Park – Edge Hill University

 

I will pledge to be the best associate nurse I can be and to make each patient smile.
Denise Hewitt – Mersey Care NHS Trust

 

I will make sure that I ask people what matters to them and who matters to them.
Esther Cannell – Edge Hill University

 

I will be caring and supportive, respecting everyone as an individual and taking time to care for people as individuals. Ask what matters to them.

 

I will be kind and caring and ask them what and who matters to them.
Sarah Cooper – Edge Hill University

 

I will be kind and caring to people in need and ensure I ask what matters and who matters to them.

 

I will get to know the patients I care for, for who they are and not what illness they have. Knowing a person is more valuable and kind than knowing the illness.
Demi Walsh – Edge Hill University

 

I will listen to people and learn more about their lives.
Lauren Gibson – Edge Hill University

 

I will treat the people I care for as individuals not a condition. I will find out who and what matters and use that information to change how I care for them.
Nicky Williams – Edge Hill University

 

I will always ask what matters. I will challenge those who say what’s the matter and I will treat you how one day I will want to be treated.
Sarah Stainton – Mersey Care

 

I pledge to make an impact when I qualify and to maintain the 6 c’s of nursing.

 

I will listen to people.
Emer Theodore

 

I will treat everyone in my care with dignity and respect and try to communicate and engage in a way that patients will appreciate.
Angela Ward – Edge Hill University

 

I will try to understand and know what makes a difference to that patients and act upon it.

 

I will help involve families, friends and patients in care plans and help them feel understood and valued with every decision and action made.
Joseph Sherdian – Edge Hill University

 

I will pledge to do my upmost to support those around me to reach their potential.
Michael Dodson – Edge Hill University

 

I will dedicate my time to really understand patients. Making sure to understand who they are, what’s important to them and who they want to be.
Faye Mills – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure to ask ‘what matters to you’ and ‘who matters to you’ instead of ‘what is the matter with you’.
Imogen Smith – Edge Hill University

 

I will get to know what’s important to patients.
Katherine Braithwaite – Edge Hill University

 

I will do my job honestly and sincerely with every effort to make the patients happy and comfortable. I will always try to follow this code in my profession.
Rosanna Vasghese – Edge Hill University

 

I will have patience with each patient I am privileged to care for and endeavour to make positive change to their day.
Elizabeth Preston – Edge Hill University

 

I will talk to people I work with. I will listen to people I work with. I wont be afraid to speak up. I will be an advocacy for my patients. I will ask people what matters to them.
Harta Nowak – Edge Hill University

 

I will help make a difference by making time to be there for patients and others especially when others aren’t.
Joshua Pantah – Edge Hill University

 

I will be aware that every patient/service user is a person who deserves to be treated as I would treat my own family. I will stand up and speak out in their defence.
Sharon Howard – Edge Hill University

 

I will treat the person not the condition, and spend time with patients that don’t have family/visitors so they don’t feel so alone.
Jessica Pilsbury – The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

 

I will treat all patients as I would like my own family to be and adapt my caring style to their individual needs.
Samantha Disley – Nursing Associate

 

I will ask the people I care for what matters most to them and get to know that individuals as a person not as their illness.

 

I will teach others. Promote the leading change. Get to know the patients, no the diagnosis
Sarah Coffey – Trainee Nursing Associate

 

I will be a voice for my patients and their loved ones. I will make them feel involved and that they matter.
Paris Nott – Edge Hill University

 

I promise to ask what and who matters to someone during my care for them.
Ellie Taylor – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure everybody I come into contact with feels like they are valued and respected by listening to and respecting their opinions and beliefs.
Chloe Derbyshire – Edge Hill University

 

I will try to get to know my patient well and never just focus on their illness and treat them as I would if they were my family.
Rachael Anderson – Edge Hill University

 

I will show empathy and compassion and ask what the patient would like and what can be done to help their care journey.

 

I will show empathy and patience towards all patients throughout my nursing career.
Rachel McGrane – Trainee Nursing Associate

 

I will treat every person with respect, be patient and provide care bespoke to that individual.
Kyle Gomell – Trainee Nursing Associate

 

I will show care and compassion to service users and families. I will demonstrate empathy.
Michael Lyon – Trainee Nursing Associate

 

I will ask patients what is important to them.
Kayleigh Highem – Edge Hill University

 

I will ask patients what is important to them.
Emily Chappell – Edge Hill University

 

I will treat everyone as a person and not just a patient. Find out what matters to them. Help to make life better.
Matthew Price – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure that each patient is heard along with any story they may have – valuing them for the person they are.
Olivia – Edge Hill University

 

I will speak up, speak out and provide a voice for every patient. I will be the nurse I would want to care for me everyday. To always ask “what matters to you”.

 

I will make sure I try my best to make patients feel as comfortable as possible and be a listening ear.
Lee Walters – Edge Hill University

 

I pledge to be the best I can be, to make a difference and improve the outcomes for patients, families and carers.
Tina Prescott – Trainee Nursing Associate

 

I will take the time to ask any patients in my care the what matters to them/ who matters to them as often as I can.
Vicky Sixsmith – Trainee Nursing Associate

 

I will be polite and friendly and always try to get to know patients. I will ask them what matters to them to understand more.
Kerry O’Brien – Edge Hill University

 

I will always deliver person-centred care, treat patients and families with the dignity and respect they deserve, and treat the individual and not the condition.
Rhiannon – Edge Hill University

 

I pledge to always see a person as a person and not see them as a condition, to always listen, to always care, to always love and be there to hold their hand.
Kelly Lawson – Edge Hill University

 

I will treat every patient uniquely by caring for them as a person rather than their illness and to respect and be there for them at a time they are most vulnerable.

 

I will recognise that patients are not just patients, they are people. Listen well, get to know the persona and how I can help make a big difference in their lives.
Michelle Egan – Edge Hill University

 

Will recognise that the people I care for are not defined by illness they have a life and a story and if I can continue that for them, it is a step in mine and also their journey.

 

I will try and show people who lives have been affected by dementia that they don’t need to feel scared or alone as there are people who will help them.
Anna Blackburne – Edge Hill University

 

I will make sure I try and spend that extra bit of time to ensure I get to know the patient, thus, I can adapt and make them feel cared for and more relaxed.
Zoe Jackson – Edge Hill University

 

I will try and spend as much time as possible getting to know and understand service users needs and preferences to the best of my ability.
Chloe Barker – Edge Hill University

 

I will treat every person with respect and dignity. Treat people as if they were a member of my family (how I want family to be treated).
Deborah Cully – Edge Hill University

 

I will lead change by ensuring I draw attention to any bad practice and by highlighting good practice so it can be implemented elsewhere.
Liv Hawley – Edge Hill University

 

I will ensure that I provide the best quality of care towards patients. As well as this I will make sure that I provide comfort and support to patients when they feel scared and vulnerable.
Sarah Frame – Edge Hill University

 

I will lead change by sharing past experiences with others to try and allow them to open up about theirs and stop stigma around talking/helping those in need.
Kyra Hanlon – Edge Hill University

 

I will make a difference to the individual and their loved ones by taking the time to ask what matters to them and listening to what they say.
Samantha Pounder – Edge Hill University

 

I will make a positive impact on the patients I care for and those who mean the most to them. I will ensure that what matters to them is important to me.
Tia Laing – Edge Hill University

 

I will consider each patient as an individual person. I will talk to patients, family and friends to find out what matters to them, and who is important in their lives.
Sophie Bakkes – Edge Hill University

 

I will remember that the smallest and simplest of actions can make such a huge difference. I will always try to remember the person, their life, family members, lies, wishes, etc.
Lucie Richards – Edge Hill University

 

I will find out from patients and their families who and what matters to them most before I make any decisions for them.

 

I will ask my patients what and who matters to them.
Lisa Hale – Edge Hill University

 

I will take the time to ask each patient/person one question about themselves e.g. an interest, hobby, memory, life event or spiritual need.

 

I will put my all into being a student nurse so I can have as much of a good impact on people’s lives as possible. I will view them as a person rather than an illness to treat.
Natasha Gaskell – Edge Hill University

 

I will always be an advocate for my patients and to treat them how I would want my family to be cared for and shown compassion at all times.
Jo Gormley – Edge Hill University

 

I will talk to patients, get to know them, find out their liked and dislikes, find out who they are; who they want to be.
Jessica Jones – Edge Hill University

 

I will ensure that I ask what is most important to the patient or family to ensure that they feel safe, secure and listened to. Being an advocate.
Jenna Steging – Edge Hill University

 

I will try to become a visable patient advocate on a daily “what matters most to me today”
Jonathan Peirce – Edge Hill University