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From midwife to senior commissioner – one chief nurse’s curvy career path

Diane Jones talks about the hunger for autonomy that’s driven her ambition – and how BME nurses are held to a higher standard
nurse director Diane Jones

Diane Jones talks about the hunger for autonomy that’s driven her ambition – and how BME nurses are held to a higher standard

As chief nurse and director of quality for NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Diane Jones is one of only a few black or minority ethnic (BME) nurses in England to hold such a senior post.

One in five people employed by the NHS in England is from a BME background, yet latest figures from the Workforce Race

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