Mark Nevins, Darren Hawes, James Wren
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 8, Iss. 9, 13 Sep 2016, pp 440 - 441

When we designed ourn BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice Pre-Registration programme at Teesside University, we looked far and wide to ensure the profession, the NHS (the major employer) and policy directions from Government and patients' views were embedded. One of the elements that
caught our eye were the values and behaviours of the 6Cs of nursing, which we were familiar with as it is a cornerstone of our nursing programmes here at Teesside. Perceived as the quality markers of a quality nursing service they are Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment (NHS England, 2016). These key messages are not just for nurses but should be for everyone, and all of the Cs could relate to every area of our practice as paramedics.

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