Jane Cummings

We should all support #EndPJparalysis – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England backs a new campaign to get patients out of their pyjamas and up and out of bed: Many of you will have seen or heard about an article I wrote which was published in the Daily Telegraph in December. The focus of the piece was to highlight how nursing, […]

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Our fight to end Female Genital Mutilation must go on – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England  talks about the efforts of the NHS to tackle FGM. Each year we mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – but why is this still needed? More than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in various countries […]

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Shaping the future – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England previews her annual summit which will bring together more than 500 nursing leaders, academics and patient representatives: It’s almost five years since I became the Chief Nursing Officer for England and my fifth CNO summit is just around the corner. The health and care system has faced more challenges […]

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Speaking the language of supported self care – Professor Jane Cummings

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, Professor Jane Cummings explains why it is so important to get the language right when it comes to supported self care.  “Language can educate and inform or confuse and mislead. Language can inspire or alienate, cherish or insult.” – Harry Cayton, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, October […]

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BME Senior Nursing Leadership – Professor Jane Cummings

Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England discusses future plans for the CNO Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Strategic Advisory Group. Joan Myers OBE has chaired my CNO BME Strategic Advisory Group for over four years and has done a fabulous job. Joan is an inspirational leader, a compelling public speaker and someone I always […]

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Blog from Chief Nursing Officer about local proposals to improve health and care

Writing for a national newspaper, Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer at NHS England said: The National Health Service is one of Britain’s proudest achievements. And today its staff do a superb job treating record numbers of patients. Quite rightly, people to want to protect our NHS when it is under pressure – but in doing […]

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Be a flu fighter and get your jab – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England explains why she is backing NHS Employers’ #jabathon campaign aimed at getting more NHS workers to have the flu vaccination: The importance of receiving the flu jab is undeniable. Each year, flu causes severe illness in up to five million people worldwide. In extreme cases, this can result in […]

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Take care of yourself this winter – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England discusses the importance of Self Care Week that kicks off today. It’s that time of the year when the clocks have gone back, the days feel shorter and the weather gets colder. We all need to wrap up warm and particularly look out for those who are frail and […]

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