jane cummings

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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Celebrating the midwife – Professor Jane Cummings

In the first of a series of three blogs, the Chief Nursing Officer for England marks International Day of the Midwife:                                                       On 5 May each year the role of the midwife and the midwifery profession are internationally recognised and celebrated for the significant contribution they make to maternal and child health. International Day of […]

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Thank you for today – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England marks Young Carers Awareness Day, which recognises more than 700,000 young people in the UK who provide care and support to family and friends: As part of the Commitment to Carers NHS England has worked with young carers to make sure that their voices are directing the actions we […]

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Jane Cummings looks to the future at this year’s CNO Summit

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, opened her fourth CNO Summit reflecting on the achievements of the previous year and looking forward towards a new vision and strategy. The CNO Summit is an annual event bringing together senior nursing, midwifery and care leaders from across England to discuss some of the key issues […]

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Chief Nursing Officer bids to develop Compassion in Practice

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, today called on the nursing, midwifery and wider clinical professions and the public to engage with the development of a strategy to follow ‘Compassion in Practice’. Speaking at the Health and Innovation Expo 2015 conference in Manchester, she said: “We want to build this vision from what people […]

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Moving forward together – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England gives her message for the way ahead to the Royal College of Nursing’s Congress in Bournemouth: The scale of this event, and the breadth of topics being covered, show what a wide-ranging role it is to be a nurse, and the number of areas where our profession is making […]

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The key to improving learning disability services lies with the people

Empowering people and their families has been a priority for NHS England as it looks to develop and improve its learning disability services. Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, said: giving people with learning disabilities their families and carers more say over their care was fundamental to the planning of future services. She […]

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Safe staffing letter from Jane Cummings

England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Jane Cummings, has today written to Nursing Directors, CCGs, ALBs and other stakeholders about the next steps in ensuring the NHS is safely staffed. CNO safe staffing letter to Directors of Nursing and other stakeholders

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A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England, looks ahead to tomorrow’s launch of the revised professional Code for nurses and midwives. This year marks 33 years since I first joined the register of nurses and midwives, which is now regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and agreed to abide by the Code of professional standards […]

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