Join us in celebrating International Nurses Day #IND2022

Today is International Nurses Day. It gives us a chance to highlight the invaluable work of our Nursing Team here at JHP, and throughout the NHS.

What is International Nurses Day?

Established in 1965 by the International Council of Nurses, International Nurses Day (IND) is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and bravery of nurses around the world.

In 1974, the annual date of IND was moved to 12th May – coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.

Our JHP Team

We have an exceptionally talented and dedicated Nursing Team here at Jesmond Health Partnership, including our Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. 

Since long before the pandemic, our Nursing Team has been delivering first-class care that puts patients first.

Nurses have the precision and technical know-how to take our blood samples, expertly dress our wounds and monitor our heart rates.

They have a comprehensive knowledge of health conditions to ensure we have the right vaccinations if we travel abroad or offer health, lifestyle, and medication advice when carrying out our health checks or reviewing our long-term conditions. 

In our Care Homes, they ensure that some of the frailest, elderly and vulnerable people in our society are cared for and are often one of the first points of contact when help is needed.

And they have the tact, empathy, and compassion to make childhood immunisations or cervical screenings as easy as possible.

While Nursing is a job of skill and knowledge, it is also about building relationships with people, gaining trust, being a source of comfort and advice, and being an advocate that puts the needs of patients at the heart of everything they do.

We hugely appreciate the fantastic work our Nursing Team here at JHP do for our patients.

Throughout the pandemic

Undoubtedly, the pandemic changed all of our lives considerably. But in some ways, for nurses and others in the NHS, it continued to be business as usual.

When the country was being told to stay at home or keep 2 metres apart or only meet people we know outside, our Nurses were busier than ever in clinics and consultation rooms.

Clad in PPE and diligently cleaning rooms in-between visits, our Team was there to dress wounds, take blood, and treat and assess patients without considering the risk of covid infection they were potentially exposing themselves to.


Specifically, in the UK, Nurses Day celebrates the incredible work of Royal College of Nursing members and the difference they make to patients’ lives.

Throughout the day, the RCN will be sharing examples of the #BestOfNursing across social media.

If you have a story that demonstrates the #BestOfNursing, why not share it?

You can use the hashtag ##BestOfNursing and tag The RCN on TwitterFacebook or Instagram

Please tag us in so we can see and share your stories too – @JesmondHealthPartnership on Facebook and @HealthJesmond on Twitter.

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Jesmond Health Partnership was formed in 2019. Read more about us and meet the Team here.