Voting is your chance to shape nursing’s future

Have a say on your profession’s leaders, starting with the RCN EGM, says Caroline Shuldham

Have your say on the profession’s leaders, starting with the RCN EGM, says Caroline Shuldham

I cannot remember a time when there was so much uncertainty and change in the national nursing leadership. Who will hold these senior roles in the profession a few months from now?

With chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings due to step down from her post in November, NHS England has joined forces with NHS Improvement to advertise for a single chief nursing officer. This will be a joint appointment, with the successful candidate reporting to the chief executives of both organisations.

The advert says candidates will be ‘strategic thought leaders with extensive knowledge across the breadth of nursing and midwifery’. Though this is England’s chief nurse, it is an important leadership position for nurses in all four countries of the UK, as we all


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