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Chief nurse’s BME advisory group needs new chair

Opportunity for senior professional to influence chief nursing officer’s work on race equality and inclusion in England.  
Joan Myers

The deadline is approaching for applications from senior nurses who would like to advise England’s chief nursing officer (CNO) on race equality and inclusion.

The CNO’s black and minority ethnic (BME) strategic advisory group is seeking a new leader to replace outgoing chair Joan Myers.

The position requires about a day a month and is suitable for those at director of nursing level or similar who have a record of achieving improvements in diversity and inclusion.

The chair will lead a new executive committee that has regional input.

CNO Jane Cummings said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse leader who is committed to ensuring we continue to develop and build a workforce that represents the communities we provide care for at every level.’

She paid tribute

The deadline is approaching for applications from senior nurses who would like to advise England’s chief nursing officer (CNO) on race equality and inclusion.


The new advisory group chair will take over from Joan Myers  Photo: Barney Newman

The CNO’s black and minority ethnic (BME) strategic advisory group is seeking a new leader to replace outgoing chair Joan Myers.

The position requires about a day a month and is suitable for those at director of nursing level or similar who have a record of achieving improvements in diversity and inclusion.

The chair will lead a new executive committee that has regional input.

CNO Jane Cummings said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse leader who is committed to ensuring we continue to develop and build a workforce that represents the communities we provide care for at every level.’

She paid tribute to the work of Ms Myers, whom she said had done a ‘fabulous job’ during her four years in the post.

The closing date for applications is 10 January

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