Jane Cummings

Moving forward together – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England gives her message for the way ahead to the Royal College of Nursing’s Congress in Bournemouth: The scale of this event, and the breadth of topics being covered, show what a wide-ranging role it is to be a nurse, and the number of areas where our profession is making […]

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A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England, looks ahead to tomorrow’s launch of the revised professional Code for nurses and midwives. This year marks 33 years since I first joined the register of nurses and midwives, which is now regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and agreed to abide by the Code of professional standards […]

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Our vital stand against child sexual exploitation – Jane Cummings

England’s Chief Nursing Officer marks National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day and calls for pledges of support: This is the first National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day and is rightly dedicated to raising awareness of this difficult and emotive agenda across all agencies. Everyone who works in health and care has a significant contribution […]

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Experiencing culture – Jane Cummings

The five millionth piece of feedback has been gathered from the Friends and Family Test (FFT). Surveys, FFT, patient opinion websites, patient and carer feedback all play a part in helping us see care from the perspective of patients, their families and carers. I want to focus on three areas where I think there is more […]

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The honour of compassionate care – Jane Cummings

I am proud to be part of a profession which connects with individuals, families and communities at times of joy in their lives, as well as vulnerable and difficult times. Our profession plays a vital role in the life of the nation. It is an honour and a privilege to provide compassionate care in busy, […]

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Volunteering to care for people with Ebola – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England has recorded a video blog thanking volunteers who have been out to Sierra Leone to care for people with Ebola. In her video Jane also appeals to skilled nurses who have experience of caring for acutely ill people to consider going out to West Africa as a volunteer. […]

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Nurses, midwives and behaviour change – Jane Cummings

Nurses and midwives have the privilege of working in close partnership with patients and their families, carers or clients. In the community, primary care or hospitals they often have not only a continuity of relationship and accessibility, but also an understanding of the context of peoples’ lives that may not be shared by doctors or […]

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Care: The gift that is always in season – Jane Cummings

Today is the day when many people will be returning to work after the festive season. But for nurses, midwives and other care staff, the Christmas and New Year period does not bring a departure from our work. By following the Twitter hashtag #MyNHSChristmas, I was touched to see the many ways in which members […]

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Leadership: What’s in a word? – Jane Cummings

My recent CNO Summit gave me the opportunity to meet with more than 500 leaders from hospitals, CCGs, ALBs and patient representatives. I came away from the Summit inspired and motivated by listening and learning as we shared our experiences. Dictionaries define ‘leadership’ as ‘the position, capacity or ability to lead, guide or direct’. But […]

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