International Nurses Day 2022

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Today, Thursday 12th May 2022, marks International Nurses Day, a day celebrated around the world which recognises the vital role nurses play in our healthcare systems.

This date also marks the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered to be the pioneer of modern nursing having set the vision for nursing as a profession and established the principles and priorities for nursing education.

First celebrated in 1965, each year promotes a different theme. The theme for 2022 is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health’, which focuses on raising awareness on the need to protect, support, and invest in the nursing profession to strengthen health systems around the world.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) supports this important day by producing a range of resources, evidence and case studies which you can find here.

Career Locum Group would like to take this opportunity to thank all our nurses who work tirelessly to support our care groups across Scotland.