Borehamwood-based company, Medicals Direct Group (MDG), is showing its support of UK nurses by joining the ‘Working with’ Cavell Nurses’ Trust membership programme which aims to transform the lives of nursing professionals facing financial hardship.
The programme brings together like-minded companies, NHS Trusts and organisations who collectively believe that nursing professionals should receive the support they deserve when facing financial hardship. It is run by Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a UK charity that supports UK nurses, midwives and HCAs when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship, often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.
MDG is a leading provider of medical evidence gathering services, collecting medical data on behalf of the life insurance market, and providing specialist reports and rehabilitation services to claim service organisations.
“Medicals Direct Group is delighted to be working with Cavell Nurses’ Trust.” said Nishma Varsani, Network Screenings Manager, pictured. “Nurses are not just key to our business but to society in general. We are continuously impressed by our nurses’ professionalism and work ethic. Working with Cavell is our way of saying thank you to the Nursing community and all the work they do.”
MDG’s support comes at an important time. Research from Cavell Nurses’ Trust reveals that nursing professionals are twice as likely as the public to suffer financial hardship. Worryingly, they are also three times as likely to suffer domestic abuse. On average, 63 nursing professionals every week seek help from Cavell Nurses’ Trust, with a total of 3,300 approaching the charity in 2018.
Of the people Cavell Nurses’ Trust helped in the last year:
- 91% said the support positively affected their mental health
- 83% said the support they received positively affected their physical health
- 76% said the support they received helped them get back to, or stay in, work
Membership of the ‘Working with’ programme gives organisations tools to show their commitment to the wellbeing of nursing professionals and increase awareness of the support Cavell Nurses’ Trust can give. Members also receive tickets to special events taking place across the UK, as well as early access to research on nursing hardship and campaign previews.
Chief Executive of Cavell Nurses’ Trust, John Orchard, commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome MDG to the ‘Working with’ programme. Through our partnership we will be able to highlight the importance of supporting the welfare of the nursing professionals that the UK relies on.”
You can find out more about the ‘Working with’ Cavell Nurses’ Trust membership programme at https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/campaign/working-with