Rt Hon Gordon Brown MPAnn Keen MP


The Commission has begun writing its report on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England. Following our listening and testing phases, we have listened to your feedback and suggestions and we are now drafting our report which we intend to publish early this year.

Rt Hon Gordon
Brown MP
Commission Chair
Ann Keen MP


Listening event video

The Commission has produced a video outlining the Hot Topics and vision that we tested during our second phase. Following the National Listening Event held in London, the feedback we received is being considered as we write up the Commission’s final report.

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Degrees of caring

“There used to be a bad attitude towards nurses: they were just nurses. In the last decade or so, nurses have realised that, to keep up, a degree is very useful. Studying helps nurses realise that they should question and understand why they are doing things, says Dawn Chapman.

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Nursing and the economic downturn

The economic downturn presents not only challenges but also opportunities for nurses, according to leading thinkers and policy experts. Nurses should focus on achieving best value – and use the opportunity to position themselves as quality champions.

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From the Blog

Learning enhanced my ability

fter qualifying as a registered nurse, it was a few years later before I studied for my degree. At the time, I was working in an accident and emergency department and particularly remember the taking the modules in psychology and sociology. It was then I fully began to appreciate the value and benefit of an analytical, enquiry and evidence based framework.

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Supporting people in hard times

To get the best out of our workforce we need to support staff and acknowledge that we all have issues outside of work that will impact on our day to day lives. This is more important than ever in the difficult financial times we are experiencing.

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Steady stream of bad press stories

The whole focus of improving patient care and the patient experience seems to have fallen at the feet of the ward sister or charge nurse; but is it the answer to the steady stream of bad press stories and the sad and distressing relative’s stories published by the Patients Association?

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