Welcome

I’m Ann Keen, the Chair of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery. As a nurse turned MP and now a health minister, I was thrilled when Gordon Brown invited me to chair it. This is a unique opportunity to help nursing and midwifery staff promote health and deliver world-class care, and to shape the professions’ future. We want to hear your views – so please start by exploring this web site, and having your say!

Ann Keen MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health Services

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The Commission has Met

The Commission met for the first time on April 28, 2009.
It considered how the NHS Constitution is linked to the role of nurses and midwives, identified priorities for the coming months. It agreed that the first phase of its work would be to listen to the views of patients, their relatives and friends, members of [...]

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From the Blog

Raising the Bar

Anne Marie Rafferty, Commissioner and Dean of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, writes:

We need to raise the bar in nursing and midwifery education, practice and research, rooting out poor performance and standing up for standards. Our system is driven by fear — but we need to be more, not [...]

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Welcome

Ann Keen MP, Commisson Chair, writes:
Nurses and midwives are at the heart of delivering high quality services to patients, and have always been at the heart of good health care. They are ideally placed to improve the experiences of patients and clients and their families and friends, and they influence health and health outcomes [...]

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