jane cummings

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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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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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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Chief Nursing Officer pays tribute to nation’s health volunteers

Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, today praised the three million volunteers nationwide who give their time freely to support health, welfare and disability organisations. Marking the start of Volunteers Week 2016, Professor Cummings said she wanted to take the opportunity to thank the often “under-appreciated” volunteers across the country who support friends […]

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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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