The health secretary will address nursing leaders on Wednesday in his first major speech since delivering the government’s response to the Francis report last week.
Jeremy Hunt is speaking on the second day of the chief nursing officer for England’s summit in Birmingham, where he is likely to revisit some of the policies unveiled last week in relation to the public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
The event is being run in partnership with Nursing Times, which will be reporting and Tweeting from the conference each day using the hashtag #CNOsummit.
Readers can also watch the conference live via a dedicated page on the Nursing Times website.
The public inquiry’s chair, Sir Robert Francis QC, is also due to address delegates at the annual summit, which will bring together directors of nursing and other nurse leaders from across the NHS.
CNO for England Jane Cummings will give the first keynote speech at the event on Tuesday. She will include an update on progress made since the launch of the national nursing strategy Compassion in Practice, which includes the “6Cs”.
As well as the CNO, delegates will hear from Professor Viv Bennett, director of nursing at the Department of Health and Public Health England, and three of NHS England’s senior regional nursing representatives.
Other nurse leaders who will speak at the event include Professor Tricia Hart, chief executive of South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust, Elaine Inglesby-Burke, executive nurse director at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, and Professor Hillary Chapman, chief nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.
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