Here at Jigsaw Medical were are proud to be supporting the #hellomynameis campaign set-up by inspirational Doctor Kate Granger.
For those of you not aware of the the campaign, it was set up by Dr. Kate Granger, a hospital consultant in September 2013. After undergoing treatment that resulted in a short stay in hospital Kate felt angry and frustrated that of all the doctors and nurses that looked after her not one of them introduced themselves by name.
Kate explains in this article published on the Guardian’s Healthcare Network that “a friendly introduction can transform a patient experience.”
She also states that a “simple introduction” can be the “first rung on the ladder to providing compassionate care by establishing a human connection and building trust with a person.”
As a consequence of her experiences Kate set-up a twitter campaign using the hashtag #hellomynameis to encourage medical staff to simply introduced themselves and help build trust with the patient.
Since it’s inception the campaign has gone from strength-to-strength, particularly on social media garnering nearly 85 million impressions on Twitter and 35,000 visitors to Kate’s blogpost.
Additionally, the campaign has now been adopted by over 100 NHS organisations meaning that it will reach hundreds and thousands of staff.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the campaign was “inspiring” and that “all patients should be treated with compassion.”
Kate also advised “I really hope my legacy will be putting compassionate practice right at the heart of healthcare.”
#Helloournameis Jigsaw Medical and we’re doing our best to raise awareness of this fantastic campaign. If you’d like to do so you can find all the information on the campaign’s website.