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Safeguarding: what lies ahead for 2019

Ahead of the 6th National Safeguarding Conference, taking place on 9 April 2019, the Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England examines the achievements of 2018 and highlights what we can expect in 2019: 2018 was quite a year for safeguarding. I am really grateful to all safeguarding professionals […]

Safeguarding

NHS England is dedicated in ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding adults and children are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied with the wellbeing of all, at the heart of what we do. NHS England fully supports the Government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking and recognises the significant role the NHS […]

Safeguarding in the 70th year of the NHS

Hilary Garratt CBE Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England reflects on the recent National Safeguarding Conference and the diverse nature of safeguarding challenges and opportunities In April we held the 5th National Safeguarding Conference, our largest event so far, with the theme of celebrating safeguarding in the 70th […]

Chief Nurse delighted the work of nurses and midwives has been recognised in New Year’s Honours

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 […]

Adult Safeguarding Network

The NHS England National Network of Safeguarding Adult Designated Professionals is a network that brings together professionals across the UK. The group was established to work together on standardising national topics related to safeguarding adults. The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Intercollegiate adult document have been reviewed and revised this year. What we do The group […]

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Hilary Garratt, Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England sets out her aspirations for the fourth National Safeguarding Conference: Commissioning for a contemporary safeguarding system: values, legislation and practice. I am constantly reminded how the newer priorities in safeguarding are becoming more prominent in all our lives and communities. I […]

Speakers at Expo 2017

Our speakers at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 included some of the most influential and high-profile people from across health and social care. View our full Expo 2017 agenda across main stage and theatre sessions Simon Stevens Chief Executive, NHS England Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. As a frontline […]

Speakers at Expo 2017

Our speakers at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 included some of the most influential and high-profile people from across health and social care. View our full Expo 2017 agenda across main stage and theatre sessions Simon Stevens Chief Executive, NHS England Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. As a frontline […]

One year on from MEN Arena attack

As the nation comes together to mark the first anniversary of MEN Arena attack, Hilary Garratt CBE – NHS England’s Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England gives thanks to the NHS staff for their bravery and professionalism, and explains how we can all play a part in preventing such further tragedies.  […]