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EU are all highly valued – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England moves to settle any unrest among EU colleagues following the Brexit vote: The outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union has, understandably, raised a number of questions about what this will mean for people from the EU currently employed in Britain. I wanted to take […]

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Care: The gift that is always in season – Jane Cummings

Today is the day when many people will be returning to work after the festive season. But for nurses, midwives and other care staff, the Christmas and New Year period does not bring a departure from our work. By following the Twitter hashtag #MyNHSChristmas, I was touched to see the many ways in which members […]

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CNO Summit – delegates reflect on the NHS values

Today we’re speaking to people at the Chief Nurse Officers (CNO) Summit about the importance of the NHS values. Traditionally nurses and midwives have been regarded as champions of values such as compassion within the NHS. In these short interviews, conference delegates talk about how NHS values can be embedded and role modelled by everyone […]

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Hundreds of Directors gather for CNO Summit

Hundreds of Directors of Nursing are today gathered for the first day of the 2014 Chief Nursing Officers Summit in Manchester. Over the next two days delegates from across the country will hear from some of the country’s top nursing leaders at the event entitled Experience Matters, organised by NHS England and the Nursing Times. Jane […]

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Nurses are central to a transformation in care – Jane Cummings

On International Nurses Day, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Jane Cummings, reflects on changes to nursing and how the NHS needs an ‘adapt and change’ culture: Nursing has changed dramatically in the 150 years since Florence Nightingale founded the first nursing school in London – undoubtedly for the better. While compassionate care is still the guiding […]

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Compassion in Practice implementation plans

Compassion in Practice is our joint strategy to help us to transform the care we provide, in all care and support settings, throughout England every day and for everyone. The implementation plans are a living, integral part of the strategy. We must ensure that we are responsive to the changing needs of the people we care for […]

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CNO Conference channels Olympic spirit with introduction of ‘care makers’

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Conference 2012 will establish the volunteering role of ‘Care Maker’ as a demonstrable legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics and the spirit of London 2012, learning from and building upon the lessons learned from those who volunteered as Gamesmakers. Nursing and Midwifery leaders from both service and education have supported […]

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National Medical Director is first in line for the flu jab

Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director for the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) was first in line for the flu jab at a recent all staff meeting at the NHS CB. While Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, prepared the vaccination, Bruce said: “Every year thousands of people in England die from flu, but this can […]

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Developing our culture of compassionate care – Jane Cummings

Friday 21 September 2012 saw the launch of the engagement exercise for the Nursing, Midwifery and Care-Giving Vision and Strategy. The vision and strategy is the starting point in further developing our culture of compassionate care. The documentation examines how nurses, midwives and care-givers can be supported to provide excellent care. At the heart of […]

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