19 / 5 / 2016 12.04pm
In response to Jane Cummings, England's chief nursing officer's new nursing strategy, Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers said:
"Our nursing, midwifery and care staff not only provide essential care to patients, but the knowledge and expertise that they hold around patient care is invaluable and should be nurtured to help them become leaders of change in the NHS. The NHS continues to face unprecedented demand and we need to utilise all of the skills and expertise that we have in our workforce in order to improve care for patients.
“This new strategy which builds on the foundations of Compassion in Practice provides further direction and professional leadership that will allow employers to support staff to reach their full potential. We need to seize this opportunity to ensure truly compassionate care remains at the heart of everything in the NHS.”