Dignity in Action Day

NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group is proud to support the Dignity Action Day on 1 February 2016.

Dame Joan Bakewell, Dignity in Care Ambassador said:

“Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people.  The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn’t do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population then we can all benefit”.

Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and sense of purpose in their daily lives.

From the Board down staff at the CCG are registered as dignity champions, as part of being a champion staff pledge to:

  • Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour rather than just tolerate it
  • Act as a good role model by treating other people with respect particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves
  • Speak up about dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered
  • Influence and inform colleagues
  • Listen to and understand the views and experiences of citizens.

The CCG’s Adult Safeguarding Team is also Derbyshire Dignity Award holders.

For further information and to register as a Dignity Champion please see the dignity in care website www.dignityincare.org.uk or contact Ed Ronayne Adult Safeguarding Manager Southern Derbyshire CCG Tel: 07979 511384