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Professor Jane Cummings announces she is retiring from the post of Chief Nursing Officer for England
Professor Jane Cummings has announced that she will be retiring from the role of Chief Nursing Officer for England after more than six years in the role, and nearly 40 working in the NHS. She has recommended to the Board that the Chief Nursing Officer should be the executive nurse lead for both NHS England […]
Doctors and nurses will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals and GPs and social care. New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, so they can determine the right action as […]
NHS England has confirmed that new and expectant mums will be able to access specialist perinatal mental health community services in every part of the country by April next year. The health service is now spending £23 million rolling out the second wave of community perinatal services to underserved parts of the country and is […]
New category to mark 70th anniversary of the NHS. The call has gone out for entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, today urged people to nominate colleagues and teams, while also revealing there is an extra category this year to mark the 70th […]
England’s top midwife today praised the ‘extraordinary’ role of midwives who have delivered more than 50 million babies over the last seven decades and urged young people to consider the “uniquely rewarding” career. In the run-up to the NHS’s 70th birthday, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent urged midwives and parents to share their stories, showing support for […]
Budding entrepreneurs still have time to apply for a ground-breaking programme that is helping to bring clinical innovations into the NHS to improve patient care. The latest round of NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur programme is still open for applications and has now expanded to welcome applications from every type of clinician in the NHS including […]
England’s top nurse announces major new recruitment and retention campaign to coincide with 70th anniversary of NHS
England’s top nurse to announce a major new recruitment and retention campaign for the profession today as part of plans to mark the NHS’s landmark 70th year. The new campaign will spotlight the enormous contribution of nurses and midwives in the NHS now and over the last seven decades, and look at the wide ranging […]
England’s top nurse will launch a drive to end ‘pyjama paralysis‘ on Wednesday (8 March) to give patients back one million days of their precious time that would otherwise be wasted in bed in a hospital or care home. Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, will launch the largest ever national campaign to […]
Valentine’s Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was a 5 per cent rise in conceptions around the most romantic day of the year, according to the data gathered to help the NHS provide the best possible care for mums-to-be and their […]
England’s most senior nurse has congratulated nursing and midwifery staff whose leadership, dedication and hard work have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Honours go to nurses and midwives from a range of services and roles including cancer nurse specialists, general practice nurses, a Chief Nurse, Director of Midwifery and a Damehood for […]