When curating content for The Edge I work two weeks prior to publication. One of the pieces I had selected was this profile which covered the amazing work of Kate Granger and the #Hellomynameis campaign, arguably one of the biggest healthcare campaigns to date. It is with great sadness that I sit here and amend the commentary to reflect that Kate died on the 23rd July. My thoughts are with Chris and Kate’s family at this difficult time.
#Hellomynameis has changed the way we think about care and challenged people to act with kindness and empathy at all times. Kate had never been featured as a change agent in The Edge as her work has been shared in so many places and needed no introduction. This profile really covers the achievements of the campaign and how Kate helped us to learn through her story.
Campaigning in healthcare is important and it takes courage to challenge bad practice and bring about change. Kate inspires us to be ‘leaders by doing’ at all levels, rather than wait for others to step forward. I love this piece by Dr Damian Roland which articulates why we need to act and not wait to be leaders in the NHS.