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CNO Summit – delegates reflect on the NHS values

Today we’re speaking to people at the Chief Nurse Officers (CNO) Summit about the importance of the NHS values. Traditionally nurses and midwives have been regarded as champions of values such as compassion within the NHS. In these short interviews, conference delegates talk about how NHS values can be embedded and role modelled by everyone across the health and care system.

The CNO summit is an annual event hosted by the Chief Nursing Officer for England, Jane Cummings. It brings together the most senior nursing, midwifery and care leaders to:

  • provide professional leadership and guidance
  • set priorities for the year ahead
  • celebrate and share excellence in the delivery of nursing, midwifery and care

Topics such as organisational culture and leadership are high on the agenda. The event is organised by NHS England in partnership with Nursing Times. Find out more about the CNO Summit.

CNO Summit 2014

More short interviews about the importance of the NHS values, filmed at the CNO Summit, will be uploaded to NHS England’s YouTube channel.

NHS values

Enshrined in the NHS Constitution and uniting patients and staff in a shared ambition for high quality care, our values inspire us and are at the very heart of what we do:

  • Working together for patients
  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Everyone counts

Find out more about NHS England’s values, vision and purpose.

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