jane cummings

Putting compassion at the heart of healthcare – Jane Cummings

The health service has seen major scientific, medical and technological advances. But it is the human element – compassion and basic values and behaviours – that have never been more important. In December 2012, I launched Compassion in Practice – the three year vision and strategy for nursing, midwifery and care staff. It was developed […]

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Engaging with 10,000 – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer, has reached a milestone number of followers to her Twitter account. Here she talks about why social media is so important: Everywhere we look in the healthcare system there are numbers. It seems we are always measuring data and figures to ascertain the worth, the value or the […]

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First 6Cs Live! ‘week of action’ of 2014 kicks off

Nursing leaders are kick starting the new year with a ‘week of action’ focused on dignity, empathy and respect in nursing care. The fifth 6Cs Live! week of action (next week) includes the ‘Patient Experience National Conference’ with keynote speeches from Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, as well as Dame Julie Mellor, Parliamentary […]

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NHS England announces a further £150m to improve patient safety and care

Hospitals are to get a £150 million boost to help improve patient safety and help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world. NHS England has worked with Monitor to adjust the price hospitals are paid to treat patients, in recognition that some hospitals will incur additional costs. They expect it to be […]

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Nursing as a force for change – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer, gives her one year on report to the CNO Conference in Birmingham: I can’t believe it’s nearly a year since I was in Manchester where I published the Compassion in Practice strategy. This year’s report celebrates and shares the work that has been done since the launch of […]

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NHS England responds to NHS complaints review

Responding to the NHS hospitals complaints system review published this week, Jane Cummings, The Chief Nursing Officer for England and NHS England said: “Our single most important purpose is to look after patients with compassionate care.  That means delivering the best possible patient experience to every single patient, every single time.  As part of this […]

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Chief Nursing Officer and National Director of Patient Safety Welcome Berwick Report

NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings, and National Director for Patient Safety, Dr Mike Durkin, today welcomed the publication of the Berwick Report and pledged further action to make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world Professor Don Berwick, a renowned international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister […]

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The Berwick Report identifies importance for vigilance – Jane Cummings

The events at Mid-Staffordshire Hospitals sent shock waves throughout the NHS  and the general public, and have focussed the minds of all of us who work in the NHS, on the fact  the job of assuring and improving the safety of our patients is never finished. The Berwick Report, published today, clearly identifies the importance […]

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NHS England welcomes the Liverpool Care Pathway Review Report

NHS England welcomes the report of the independent review headed by Baroness Julia Neuberger into end of life model of care – the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) published today. Jane Cummings, Chief Nurse, NHS England and Chief Nursing Officer for England said: “I would like to reassure everyone, particularly patients on the LCP and their […]

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