Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) from the four countries of the UK, supported by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), have launched three animations that outline how nurses and midwives can use Enabling Professionalism to reflect on their practice.

The films show three scenarios where nurses and midwives reflect on their behaviour using Enabling Professionalism.

Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland said:
‘Professionalism means different things to different people and whilst it can be difficult to define, it is none-the-less what unites practice and behaviour and underpins all that we do as nurses and midwives. Ultimately the professional behaviours we demonstrate, directed from a distinct body of knowledge for nursing and midwifery, help us articulate the important contribution that nurses and midwives make to outcomes for people. Enabling Professionalism should help nurses and midwives think about their daily practice as they work across systems, and the impact they have on the lives of others.’

The scenarios in the animations were developed from real life examples with the help of the project board to demonstrate the application across a range of areas of practice.

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC, said:
“We want all nurses and midwives to be able to provide the best care possible. Applying the values of the Code should be at the centre of all nursing and midwifery practice. These animations support good reflection and can be used as a guide to help nurses and midwives ensure they are applying principles of professionalism in their everyday practice.”

The videos can be viewed here