Nursing in the Community, the short film made in partnership by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), Health Education England (HEE) and creative agency Mother London last year has been shortlisted in the inaugural Health for All Film Festival by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO received almost 1300 submissions from film makers around the world for the three categories. The QNI/HEE film was selected as one of just 15 finalists in the nursing and midwifery category, celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The other two categories are animation, and video reports.

Gilles Reboux, Film Festival leader at WHO said:

It has been inspiring for the organization to watch all the amazing content that people like you are doing in the health field and that you've been able to capture in your film. WHO is very grateful that critically-acclaimed artists from the film and music industry have accepted our invitation to participate in the Health for All Film Festival jury: Richard Curtis, Patrick Eveno, Ricky Kej, Angélique Kidjo, Barbara Miller and Wagner Moura will join three Senior WHO experts in their respective jury team for each of our competition categories. The advice of this jury will be transmitted to WHO's Director-General who will make the final decision by the end of April.

Gilles Reboux, Film Festival leader at WHO

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England said:

Our community nursing teams perform critical and highly skilled roles that enable people to be cared for within their local communities. This film clearly demonstrates just how important their work is, and the enormous impact it has on patients.

“I’m thrilled that our film has received this recognition by WHO. Being shortlisted for this award will lead to even more appreciation and acknowledgement of the vital work performed each day by our community nurses.

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI said:

I am delighted that this film, which has been made with the help of our wonderful Queen’s Nurses, has received this international recognition.

The film shows the significant contribution of all nurses who work in community settings, delivering complex care to patients at all stages of the life course. The nurses in these autonomous, critically important nurse-led services are supporting the whole healthcare system in this country and it is fabulous to see their work recognized in this way.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI

The film festival is due to take place in Geneva either in May or October, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire official selection will be screened during the event, but WHO intends to share the entries online in the coming weeks to inspire clinicians and the public now.

 

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The shortlist can be viewed here: www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/the-health-for-all-film-festival/official-selection-and-awards

More information about the festival can be found on WHO’s website at: www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/the-health-for-all-film-festival

The full-length HEE/QNI film can be accessed on YouTube or you can watch an 8-minute edit that was submitted for the competition.

The film was directed by Charlie Inman for Mother London and launched in January 2020. It follows District Nursing teams in London, Dorset and Leeds, as well as cardiac rehabilitation and specialist homeless health services.

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