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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
The deadline for entries for the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards is now just a month away. The awards, which will be staged for second successive year at the Health and Innovation Expo 2015, will close to submissions of May 29. So now is the time to make sure you get your entry or nomination […]
Public Health England along with the Department of Health and NHS England have today published the Annual Flu Plan and Letter for 2015/16. The Plan will aid the development of robust and flexible operational plans by local organisations and emergency planners within the NHS and local government. It provides the public and healthcare professionals with […]
The Health Secretary today asked Sir Bruce Keogh to carry out a review of codes of practice for health professionals The move by Jeremy Hunt came as a report into the failings over the deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay was made public. The review to be carried out by Sir Bruce, NHS […]
NHS England has today published the results of the 2014 NHS Staff Survey. The survey collects the experiences and opinions of NHS staff on a range of matters such as job satisfaction, wellbeing and raising concerns. The annual survey saw over 255,000 responses from staff including doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, ambulance workers and non-clinical employees. […]
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 […]
Sir Bruce Keogh, Jane Cummings and Dr Bob Winter send a personal message to frontline staff about Ebola
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director; Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer; and Dr Bob Winter, National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness have published an important personal message to frontline staff reminding them of the need to be mindful and vigilant of Ebola when patients present to NHS services. Read the message here.
NHS England has today (Saturday) announced that a team of NHS doctors and nurses are on their way to help the hundreds of people affected by the deepening crisis in Gaza. The first 14-strong team will be made up of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and paramedics from the specialities of emergency medicine, orthopaedic trauma and plastic […]
The NHS Equality and Diversity Council today announced action to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The move follows recent reports which have highlighted disparities in the number of BME people in senior leadership positions across the NHS, as well as lower levels of wellbeing amongst the BME population. The Council has pledged its commitment, subject to consultation […]
NHS England publishes Understanding the new NHS – A guide for everyone working and training within the NHS
When Sir Bruce Keogh was NHS Medical Director, he commissioned a guide to the NHS for junior doctors. At the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management conference in October 2013, he committed to updating this guide to reflect the changes in the new NHS. NHS England have today fulfilled this commitment and published Understanding the […]