Professor Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing OfficerJane Cummings is the Chief Nursing Officer for England.

In this role, she is the professional lead for nurses and midwives in England and she will oversee quality improvements in patient safety and patient experience.

 

 

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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The 10 Commitments – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England reflects on ‘Leading Change, Adding Value’ the nursing, midwifery and care staff framework she launched earlier today that encourages them to help transform the health and care sector: I am delighted to lead the next phase of development for nursing, midwifery and care staff in England through  the ‘Leading […]

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Leadership and change will bring us resilience – Professor Jane Cummings

In the second of a series of three blogs, the Chief Nursing Officer for England marks International Nurses Day: ‘A force for change, improving health systems’ resilience’ is the theme of International Nurses Day this year. Some people may say the more things change, the more they stay the same. But nurses know this is […]

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