‘Hello my name is...’ asks that NHS staff pledge to always introduce themselves to patients, relatives and visitors.
Terminally-ill Dr Kate Granger, an acting consultant in elderly medicine at Pinderfields Hospital launched her ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign to encourage health workers to introduce themselves to patients. Whilst receiving treatment for cancer she found that staff sometimes would not introduce themselves to her.
On her blog, she wrote: “I firmly believe it is not just about knowing someone’s name, but it runs much deeper.
“It is about making a human connection, beginning a therapeutic relationship and building trust.
“In my mind it is the first rung on the ladder to providing compassionate care. I really hope my legacy will be putting compassionate practice right at the heart of healthcare delivery every single day.”
The campaign is now being backed by 90 NHS organisations.
In this video, Dr Kate Granger shares the story behind her ‘Hello my name is...’ campaign and how she wants people to take part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XWoJZ4H9ns&feature=youtu.be