Bupa adds its support to global movement celebrating the nursing community

26 June 2019 . International

Bupa is proud to support the Nursing Now global campaign, strengthening its commitment to raising the profile of the nursing community and celebrating their impact on the lives of the people they help.

Nursing Now

Nursing Now is a global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing, influencing policymakers and advocating for more nurses in leadership positions.

As part of its support for the global campaign, Bupa has today launched its own global group, Nursing Now Bupa. The group will enable Bupa’s nurses to tell their stories, share the challenges and wonderful milestones of a career in nursing, and how proud they are to work as nurses. There are currently 266 Nursing Now groups active across 89 countries.

Jan Adams, Bupa Global Chief Nurse, said: “Nursing Now is an incredibly exciting campaign and a defining moment in the history of nursing. It’s a chance for nurses around the world to have their say, to tell their stories, and to share how proud they are.

“I’m delighted that nurses at Bupa will be able to play their part in raising the profile of nursing as a profession. It’s also an opportunity for Bupa to focus on developing young nurse leaders of the future; it’s so important that we create a generation of nurses prepared to lead and take nursing forwards for generations to come.”

This year, Bupa is committed to creating further opportunities for its nurses to learn and grow by finding ways to inspire them to develop their careers. It is also enhancing the training opportunities available to its nurses, developing leadership skills in nurses at all levels, and encouraging more nurses to take on leadership positions.

As part of this commitment, next year Bupa is taking part in the Nightingale Challenge. The Nightingale Challenge asks every health employer around the world to provide leadership and development training for a group of their young nurses and midwives during 2020. Its aim is to provide leadership training opportunities for 20,000 nurses and midwives aged 35 and under during the year 2020. 

Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now, said: “I'm delighted to welcome Bupa to the Nursing Now global campaign at such an important time for nursing. Next year is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and, together, we have an opportunity to make the most of this once in a generation opportunity to influence policy and shape the future of nursing.”

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 18m customers and contributes 74% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets. We run aged care businesses in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

We directly employ around 83,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Chile, Poland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, Brazil, the US, Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.