International Nurses Day 2023 –  Our Nurses. Our Future.  

International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on the 12th of May (on nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday) to honour the contributions of nurses around the world.  

The theme for this year is ‘Our Nurses. Our Future.’ At the forefront of evolving technologies and innovation, nurses play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare. 

Innovation is at the heart of the healthcare industry’s evolution, with advances in technology and research enabling nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes and provide the best care. 

One area that has seen significant innovation in recent years is medical devices, which play a crucial role in patient care, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. 

MacGregor Healthcare understands the importance of innovation in medical device design and has been recognised for its innovative rectal irrigation devices with two Red Dot Design Awards – one in 2021 (Qufora IrriSedo MiniGo) and another in 2022 (Qufora IrriSedo Flow). The awards demonstrate the company’s commitment to innovation, and dedication to improving patients’ quality of life. 

Nurses who work in the field of bowel dysfunction, are ideally placed to support our innovations, advocating for the latest advancements within the industry. To assist with this, we support nurses through continued education by providing access to the latest information and research relevant to bowel care.  

The Qufora Club newsletter provides nurses with a wealth of resources, including clinical research, educational material, and more. We also have an active presence on social media and frequently share informative blogs to ensure that healthcare professionals have access to the latest news and developments in the industry. Plus, our online webinars are full of guest speakers from across the UK who share their expertise with us on all aspects of rectal irrigation. Watch our webinars here. 

The future of healthcare is exciting, and nurses play a crucial role with their dedication to embracing innovation and advocating for advancements. As we look to the future, we can be confident that nurses will continue to be at the forefront of innovation and change. 

The team at MacGregor Healthcare want to say a BIG thank you to all our nurses for their continuous hard work and dedication. Learn more about International Nurses Day.