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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The key to improving learning disability services lies with the people

Empowering people and their families has been a priority for NHS England as it looks to develop and improve its learning disability services. Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, said: giving people with learning disabilities their families and carers more say over their care was fundamental to the planning of future services. She […]

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Safe staffing letter from Jane Cummings

England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Jane Cummings, has today written to Nursing Directors, CCGs, ALBs and other stakeholders about the next steps in ensuring the NHS is safely staffed. CNO safe staffing letter to Directors of Nursing and other stakeholders

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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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Compassion in care campaign hits new milestone

NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Jane Cummings has praised the “Hello My Name Is…” campaign started by terminally ill Dr Kate Granger. The CNO spoke out as it was revealed that more than 100 NHS organisations have now signed up to the social media campaign launched by the 31-year-old hospital consultant. Dr Granger started […]

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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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