THE Worcester 10K was an opportunity for NHS staff to forge a stronger bond with their patients.

The challenge on Sunday was taken up by representatives from across the NHS. Staff from the NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and GPs took part.

Over 30 staff wore t-shirts promoting the ‘hello my name is’ campaign; a campaign set-up by Yorkshire doctor Kate Grainger, which aims to encourage staff to introduce themselves to patients, ensuring patients feel respected and welcomed to improve their quality of care.

Local GP and keen runner, Dr Maggie Keeble saw an opportunity to raise awareness of the campaign.

Dr Keeble said: “I was so delighted at the turnout and the sense of NHS community and cooperation when over 30 staff from all round the county gathered to show their support for the hello my name is cause.

“I hope this will encourage people outside the NHS who may be patients or carers to find out more about the campaign and to give them the confidence to challenge their health care providers to introduce themselves to their patients if they fail to do so.”

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