A campaign to improve staff and patient relationships is to receive a £40,000 boost from the Scottish Government.

Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced that the money will be allocated to NHS boards to roll out the #HelloMyNameIs campaign across Scotland.

This money will allow NHS Boards to use learning from the #HelloMyNameIs work and build this into their improvement support for person-centred care, a key feature of the Scottish Government’s health strategies.

Hello My name Is is the brainchild of doctor and cancer patient, Kate Granger,  who found that when she went into hospital for a period of treatment, many healthcare staff didn’t introduce themselves before delivering care.

The campaign has attracted the support of a host of celebrities and politicians across the country in the drive for a more compassionate approach to service delivery, based on simple courtesy and respect.

Source: Scottish Government