International Nurses Day 2022

Posted 12 May 2022

Date: 12 May 2022

Type: FSRH News and Information

This International Nurses Day 2022, we're celebrating our SRH nurse workforce. We interoduce Ruth Bailey as our newly appointed Nurse Representative on FSRH Council, and anounce the winner of our Nurse Spotlight Award.

Today, we are celebrating International Nurses Day 2022, a day that highlights the importance of nurses around the world to our healthcare systems and beyond. Led by the International Council of Nurses, this year's theme is: "A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health".

"The theme for IND 2022 demonstrates the need to invest in nursing, to build a resilient, highly qualified nursing workforce and to protect nurses’ rights in order to transform health systems to meet the needs of individuals and communities now and into the future."
- International Council of Nurses

Nurses are a vital component to our sexual and reproductive health workforce, delivering many day-to-day elements of SRH care such as pill checks, contraception prescribing, and patient consultations, and we're proud to both support and represent such an essential group of healthcare professionals. 

FSRH Council Nurse Representative - Ruth Bailey

Ruth BaileyWe're pleased to announce that Ruth Bailey has been appointed as the Nurse Representative on our FSRH Council. This role is a vital part of our Council, allowing us to further understand and support the experiences of nurses working in SRH. Our Council is the professional, membership body of the FSRH, responsible for implementing our mission through the work we do. Ruth will be championing the nurse voice, contributing clinical expertise to achieve our mission and strategic goals.

Read our interview with Ruth Bailey, where she details her plans as Nurse Representative and shares an encouraging message for nurses working in SRH. 

Nurse Spotlight Award

We want to celebrate our nurse members who do a fantastic job providing high quality SRH care to women and girls across the UK and beyond.

We asked our members to nominate a nurse working in SRH who has gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional care to their patients. We were blown away by the number of responses, it remains clear that the passion and dedication of our nurses is recognised by teams up and down the country.

We're proud to announce that Karen Provan, nominated by Anja Katharina Guttinger, has won our Nurse Spotlight Award, find out more about her incredible work. 

FSRH Membership - supporting our nurse community

We offer a range of membership options to support the professional development of our nurse members, tied to achieving one of our FSRH qualifications. Our variety of training options are designed to support nurses and midwives based in general practice, community and integrated sexual health services, including our:

  • FSRH Diploma qualifications
  • Letters of Competence:
    • Intrauterine techniques
    • Implant insertion
    • Implant removal

Becoming a member of FSRH will empower you to confidently deliver high-quality, safe and effective SRH care to your patients. Find out more about becoming a member today.