Global CE Day is a worldwide celebration recognising the important contributions of clinical engineers to healthcare and is celebrated on the 21st of October each year.
The UK theme is COVID-19
The clinical engineering workforce is absolutely essential to deliver safe and high-quality modern healthcare. These professionals play a vital role in providing governance, clinical training, procuring and managing life-saving equipment like ventilators for example.
A UK wide film, hosted by Vivienne Parry, highlights the vital role Clinical Engineers in the UK played in response to COVID-19. More than 25 Clinical Engineers (all levels) and some top leaders in the NHS took part in this film. Use the link above and the hashtag #GlobalCEDay to help promote the video.
Other local video initiatives include contributions from Belfast and Cambridge.
This year the global celebrations take place on Sunday 25 October and will feature live stream contributions from over 50 clinical engineers from across the world. Over 24 hours, across all timezones, clinical engineers will present their work.
To see the running order and details download the running order poster here
We have written a letter to all Chief Executives in hospital trusts which have a clinical engineering department urging them to visit their department and show their support.
One of the best and easiest ways of spreading the word is to get in touch with your Communications Department. They can help you with getting the message out on your intranet and internal / external channels. Here are a few tips of how to write something:
• Title – concise and to the point
• Teaser – a sentence that explains what the article is about
• Article text – maximum 250 words
• Images – all images should have relevant consent /copyright - why not use the Official LOGO (see above)
• Links and attachments – related documents / links - once ready you could link to the YouTube video (see above)
You can download the UK version of the Global CE Day logo (just rightclick on the logo above ) and the 2020 poster to use for your activities.
Some ready made tweets - just cut and paste
Watch the UK #GlobalCEDay film on 21 October celebrating the profession and highlighting the vital role Clinical Engineers in the UK played in response to COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcihsFHC3rc
Clinical Engineering's contribution during Covid-19 is the official theme for this year's Global Clinical Engineering Day. #GlobalCEDay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcihsFHC3rc
Ready made video / zoom background
If you are participating and want to use a virtual background you can rightclick on the image below to download
We have a number of leaflets, posters and career films which you can use on open days, careers visits and science fairs. These are free to order or download.
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