Our mission is to humanise healthcare. We believe high quality care is compassionate towards patients and their families, and we work with organisations and care teams to find ways to improve the quality of care. But we also recognise that there needs to be compassion towards staff within the health and care system. Evidence shows that staff face intense pressures at work, and need to be well supported if they are to provide compassionate care.
because patients are always anxious and vulnerable, so small acts of kindness often make the biggest difference to them
Latest news and blogs
Blog 16 November 2019
“If only we had known”: learning what really matters to parents of premature babies
Susan Giboney writes about how a neonatal intensive care unit in Portland, Oregon improved care for premature babies - by asking parents what they needed.
Blog 23 September 2019
How can we ensure there are no limits to the scope of compassion?
Our Programmes Manager Farhana Nargis reflects on the issue of diversity in our work as we seek to have an impact across organisations and to help build inclusive cultures.
Blog 31 January 2019
Care for the carers, improve care – an introduction to Schwartz Rounds
Julian Groves gives an overview of Schwartz Rounds and why we are supporting a pilot programme to trial Rounds in children's social care organisations.