Day 2 – 12 March 2020

Day 2 chaired by – Sue Tranka, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer


Opening day 2

  • Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England 


People Plan – keynotes

  • Baroness Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement
  • Prerana Issar, NHS Chief People Officer


Recruiting and retaining a workforce fit for the future – panel session

Chaired by Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England

  • Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, Health Foundation
  • Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing
  • Duncan Burton, Regional Chief Nurse, South East Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Jackie Hanson, Director of Nursing – Professional & System Development, NHS England & NHS Improvement (North West)
  • Ben Gershlick, Senior Economist, Health Foundation
  • Nicola McQueen, Chief Executive, NHS Professionals
10.20 Parallel breakout sessions

Nurse leadership in HEIs supporting CNO priorities

  • Hilary Garratt, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer
  • Dr Katerina Kolyva, Executive Director, Council of Deans of Health
  • Brian Webster-Henderson – Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) and Professor of Nursing, University of Cumbria / Chair, Council of Deans of Health
  • Susan Aitkenhead, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer

Social care nursing

  • Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE, CNO Strategic Advisor: Care Home Nursing
  • Joanne Bosanquet MBE, Chief Executive, Foundation for Nursing Studies
  • Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive, Queens Nursing Institute
  • Mark Bird RN, Home Manager, Birchwood Grange Care Home 

Prioritising the health and wellbeing of nurses and midwives

  • Caroline Alexander, Group Chief Nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust, Chair of CNO Health and Wellbeing Reference Group
  • Felix Manders-Wilde, Student Nurse, University of York
  • Caroline Corrigan, Director – People Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement & Strategic Workforce Lead, Frimley ICS
  • Chris Caldwell, Director of Nursing, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

For a Greener NHS

  • Sue Tranka, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Emily Hough, Director of Strategy, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Peter Weller, Director of Nursing and Integrated Governance, Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clare Nash, Senior Nurse, Clinical Procurement, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Maggie Davis, Chief Nurse, Western Sussex Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

The Solution Room: harnessing our collective capability to how staff experience working in the NHS (sponsored by NHS Employers)

  • Jennifer Gardner, Assistant Director of Development and Employment, NHS Employers
  • Jessica Scrimshaw, Programme Lead for Health and Wellbeing, NHS Employers



Keynote address



Keynote address

  • Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England

Closing the CNO Summit 2020

  • Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England 


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