Nottingham hospital first in the UK to earn coveted Magnet recognition

The journey to gain Magnet recognition has taken the trust around a decade. 

James McKay
15 October 2020

It is now the only dual accredited centre outside of the United States.

Nottingham City Hospital is the first in the UK to earn the internationally recognised Magnet accreditation from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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The accreditation offered by the ANCC is often referred to as the gold standard for healthcare organisations and demonstrates a culture of shared decision-making, education and development for nurses.

To become a Magnet recognised hospital, the trust submitted a comprehensive improvement plan, nursing care, patient experience, and staff experience outcomes were monitored for two years and a four-day virtual site visit was undertaken by Magnet Appraisers.

The journey to gain Magnet recognition has taken the trust around a decade.

Earlier this year the Trust also earned the Pathway to Excellence accreditation for its paediatric services – meaning it is now the only dual accredited centre outside of the United States.

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Striving to deliver excellence.

Professor Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, said: “This is an incredible achievement which stands as testimony to the professionalism, dedication and hard work of our teams who strive to deliver excellence in care every day to our patients, families and each other.

“This is a truly historic moment for nursing in the UK and I am so very proud of all the teams involved in the Magnet Recognition Programme.

“I know how much hard work and dedication our team have put into this and seeing this achievement is the highlight of my career.”

Dr Kerry Jones, Magnet and Pathway to Excellence Director, added: “Our teams have been working hard for nearly a decade to achieve this esteemed goal. Magnet recognition requires us to demonstrate that our outcomes for patients and staff compare to the best in the world and for this to be assessed internationally. This has been a journey that we have taken in partnership with our patients and public and I am thrilled that we have been able to achieve this with them and for them”

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