Join the RD&E’s #HELLOMYNAMEIS campaign this week
“It’s 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.”
These are the inspirational words of Dr Kate Granger, a terminal cancer patient and Leeds-based NHS registrar who started the national ‘#hellomynameis’ campaign last year after she became frustrated with the number of staff at her hospital who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was an inpatient with post-operative sepsis.
The campaign has already received massive support on Twitter, using the #hellomynameis hashtag, and the RD&E is this week launching its own #hellomynameis campaign to encourage staff to remember to make that simple personal connection with patients and their families by saying hello and their name when they care for patients.
RD&E Junior Doctors Olivia Jagger and Bethan Loveless have played a central role in bringing the campaign here and they, along with dozens of other RD&E staff, feature in special videos we have produced in support of the #hellomynameis campaign.