Steve Ford's stories
On Monday evening I had dinner surrounded by bugs – pictures of big colourful flu bugs that is. I was attending the annual flu fighter awards, which are organised by NHS Employers on behalf of the government.
It seems that nurses are suddenly flavour of the month in the halls of power. At least, that is the feeling you would have got had you been at the annual gathering of England’s nurse leaders last week.
Liz Rix is to leave University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and become the new chief nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
The new CNO has set out her stall with her key priorities for representing the professionSubscription
Somewhat to my surprise, I discovered a new board game this week while attending the chief nursing officer for England’s summit in Birmingham.
The health secretary has vowed to “look at” adding a chief nursing officer role to the structure of his new technology agency, known as NHSX, after the absence of one was flagged by a nurse.
The chief nursing officer for England is planning to introduce two new badges designed to reward excellence by nursing staff and teams.
The chief nursing officer for England has revealed that her team will include three deputy chief nursing officers, five regional nursing directors, plus a chief midwifery officer.
I wrote this on a rainy Tuesday afternoon while on a train to Birmingham. It was a little cramped as I had to move from my reserved table seat because the air conditioning was broken in coach E.
This month’s issue of Nursing Times sees the start of a new series of articles that focus on a specific specialty or topic in nursing.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals are being called on to support the first national cervical screening campaign to increase the number of women attending across England.