On 23 July, we mark International #HelloMyNameIs Day to remember Dr Kate Granger MBE and the work she did to improve the lives of patients.
Kate, who was a registrar in elderly medicine and had terminal cancer, started the campaign with her husband Chris Pointon after she became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was a patient. Sadly, Kate passed away at the age of 34 on 23 July 2016.
The #HelloMyNameIs campaign reminds us about the importance of good communications and how small, simple acts can improve the lives of our patients. For more information about #HelloMyNameIs, visit: www.hellomynameis.org.uk.