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Press Release: International Nurses Day

Endometriosis UK thanks nursing profession on International Nurses Day 

Tomorrow, Thursday 12th May, is International Nurses Day.

This date was chosen by the International Council of Nurses as it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse of the Victorian era.

This year, the UK’s Royal College of Nursing is asking members and patients to showcase the great work nurses do using the hashtag #BestOfNursing.

Endometriosis UK would also love to hear these – please share your stories on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Jenny Shaw, an endometriosis nurse specialist with the Swansea Bay University Health Board, told Endometriosis UK: "As an endometriosis nurse, I see the different ways in which this chronic disease affects the lives of both those with endometriosis, and their families.

"Supporting those with endometriosis can be hard when someone is experiencing pain and debilitating symptoms, but it can also be hugely rewarding - to know that I'm helping and making a difference, that is why I chose to be a nurse."

Emma Cox, CEO of Endometriosis UK, said: "Across the UK, nurses provide fantastic, vital care and support, and we’re very grateful for their hard work and dedication.

"We are working hard to ensure that everyone with endometriosis can get high quality care, including access to an endometriosis specialist nurses. The support and advice that nurses provide can be hugely beneficial to the health, wellbeing and broader quality of life of those with endometriosis.”

Use the hashtag #BestOfNursing to thank nurses who have supported you.

Find out more on the RCN website.