Shape the future of nursing and midwifery

We are delighted to invite nurses, midwives and nursing associates in England to contribute to the Chief Nursing Officer’s development of the strategic priorities for the professions. This survey will close Sunday 31 December 2022.

The survey has now closed.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, Dame Ruth May, is producing a new professional strategy that will set out the direction of travel and ambitions for the professions over the next 3 – 5 years. The strategy will cover both nursing and midwifery and the CNO will be supported in its development by the Chief Midwifery Officer for England.

The strategy will be developed in the context of other key strategic documents including the NHS Long Term Plan, workforce strategy and emerging plans for social care.

It is vital that the new strategy is developed with, and by, the professions to reflect their experiences and aspirations. To support and frame this part of the discussion we are highlighting the following proposed themes:

  • Workforce and people
  • System leadership and integration
  • Health equity, prevention and population health management
  • Person centred practice and improving outcomes

We are keen to hear from all registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates in England, across all sectors. We hope you will take the time to complete this short survey.

The survey has 25 questions and space is provided for you to add further thoughts.

A vision for the Chief Nursing Officer’s professional strategy for nursing and midwifery

The last few years have reinforced the vital roles played by nurses and midwives across the health and care system, supporting people at all stages of their life. The strategy will be framed as the professional response to strategic drivers in the system, including key Government Policy and the NHS Long Term Plan as well as the wider structural changes and integration within the health and care system.

The CNO for England is using various methods to engage nurses and midwives across health and social care. As part of this process, nurses and midwives are encouraged to contribute to the development of the professional strategy by completing this short survey. Responses will be used to inform the onward development of the professional strategy.

We are determined to include the immensely valuable insights of nurses and midwives in England on the key ambitions and professional issues facing them.

We will also consider important enablers of progress such as the use of digital technology, the role of research and the development of sustainable practices.

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