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Badges are being given to nurses at one of England's largest NHS trusts if they prove their caring credentials and score full marks in an online assessment.
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham devised the scheme in an attempt to counter negative publicity about the profession.
Trust chief nurse Mandie Sunderland told Nursing Standard that the badge scheme was introduced last week to celebrate good nursing. 'While the nursing profession needs to deal with poor care highlighted by the media, we wanted to do something to recognise positive work at our trust,' she said.