International Nurses Day 2021

During the week of 12 May 2021, UNISON will be celebrating the work that nurses, midwives and nursing associates do every day to help the people of the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown more than ever before the brilliance of our nursing family. Nurses have shown leadership at all levels of our health and care services to meet the extraordinary demands of the pandemic. Nurses and midwives make a very real and vital contribution to the health of our nation and we want to celebrate that.

The theme for International Nurses’ Day this year is ‘A voice to lead – a vision for future healthcare’. Celebrate the day by joining our live event on May 12 and by sharing your story using the form here. You can also share your photos and messages on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NursingTheNation21. You can also download our social media graphics here.

Join our event, livestreamed on YouTube from 7pm on May 12, to hear from nurse leaders in different settings to discuss the important topic and celebrate the innovative work of nurses during the pandemic. You can find out more here.