Careers in nursing

Here at HCT we value our nurses greatly. We provide care in a number of community hospitals across Hertfordshire and a lot of our activity is also undertaken in patients’ homes or clinics close to where they live.

The role of nurses in the Trust is extremely important in ensuring we provide high levels of care and treatment.  This is particularly important as the NHS continues to move more specialist care out of hospitals and into communities.

Some of our nursing staff have shared their experience in the role:

We expect all our nurses to treat people as individuals and uphold their dignity at all times and to adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code for nurses.

Compassion in practice - the 6Cs 

In 2012 the Chief Nursing Officer for England launched a new vision for nurses, midwives and care staff. ‘Compassion in Practice’ was launched by the Government as a strategy for those providing care based around six core values which have become widely recognised as the 6Cs: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.

We believe that this is an approach which is consistent with our own core values and objectives and is relevant to us all. More information about the 6Cs.

Below is a film of Clare Hawkins, Chief Nurse, explaining the importance of the 6Cs and the important role HCT nurses play.