Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

NHS five year plan praised by nurse leaders for focus on collaboration

  • Comment

A panel of senior nursing figures welcomed the five year plan for the NHS in England, particularly praising its focus on collaboration between disciplines and sectors, during a debate at this year’s chief nursing officer for England’s summit.

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, director of nursing for Health Education England, recalled being at the CNO Summit two years previously, saying “I’ve learnt over the last two years that we are stronger together”.

“It’s not easy at times, but I think we’re all learning we have to come together and find out how we can align ourselves. I think that’s one of the greatest strengths of the document,” she said.

“As healthcare professionals, whatever our roles, it is a brilliant opportunity to shape the future and make it work”

Jane Cummings

Speakers were also impressed by the emphasis on prevention.

“We need to lose the mystic about public health, because in effect we are all public health professionals, we are all engaged in the prevention agenda,” argued Suzanne Rastrick, chief allied health professions officer at NHS England.

“As leaders, I think we’ve got to dissolve that mystic,” she told delegates during the panel discussion at the conference in Manchester last week.

The Five Year Forward View was published in late October, and sets out a vision for the future of the health service. It was developed by organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, the Care Quality Commission with patient groups also providing their advice.

“For me, the most important is that this is a document that’s been written by the NHS and for the NHS,” stated chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings.

“It is really important to have something that been developed by those who run and who work in the services, and it gives us the ability to take control over what we think is the right thing to do alongside our patients,” she said.

“As healthcare professionals, whatever our roles, it is a brilliant opportunity to shape the future and make it work,” she added.

CNO Summit 2014

David Foster, Crystal Oldman, Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Suzanne Rastrick, Jane Cummings and Louise Minchin

 

 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs