“ Hello, my name is Kate Granger
and I'm the founder of the #hellomynameis campaign. ”
I'm a doctor, but also a terminally ill cancer patient.
During a hospital stay last summer I made the stark observation
that many staff looking after me did not introduce themselves
before delivering care.
This felt very wrong so encouraged and supported by my
husband we decided to start a campaign to encourage and remind
healthcare staff about the importance of introductions in the
delivery of care. I firmly believe it is not just about knowing
someone's name, but it runs much deeper. It is about making a human
connection, beginning a therapeutic relationship and building
trust. In my mind it is the first rung on the ladder to providing
Kate visits Calderdale and Huddersfield
NHS Foundation Trust to talk to staff about the #hellomynameis
Support the campaign by pledging on my blog
#hellomynameis has made over 75 million impressions in the last
year. If you tweet please use the hashtag to send us pictures of your
Badges, Lanyards etc.
- Lanyards available (single purchases available) from totalid.co.uk
- Polo shirts - Williams
- Pin badges
Pin badges available from Thomas Fattorini, a UK supplier
based in Birmingham.
Please contact Donna Reynolds on 0121 236 1307 if you wish to
place an order.
Prices range from £3.49 per unit for minimum purchase
quantity of 100 units to 82p per unit for 5000.
Orders may take up to 4 weeks to be fulfilled.
- Alternative badge supplier - magneticnamebadges.co.uk
Please feel free to use any of the resources. You do not need
to ask special permission.
If you're supporting the campaign and would like to be included
please contact @GrangerKate or leave a comment in the contact
80+ NHS organisations joined massive launch of "Hello my name
The 2nd February was a hugely successful day for the campaign
with thousands of NHS staff coming together collaboratively to show
their support. The hashtag trended all day on Twitter and there was a
huge amount of social media activity. Thank you to everyone who took
part on the day, but this is about a long-term behaviour and values
change that needs lots of ongoing hard work to realise.
More than 80 NHS organisations – comprising more than 400,000
staff who between them care for millions of patients – joined a
massive movement launched by a terminally ill doctor from the north
of England. The collective, "big bang" launch happened on 2nd
The #HelloMyNameIs campaign has sparked many ideas among
healthcare staff and patients, with further work to promote
compassionate care being undertaken. The following are a few of these
associated projects. Please get in touch if you’d like to share your
work here too: