Welcome to the new, online, interactive CNO Bulletin pages providing you with up to the minute information on policy, leadership, events and a host of other resources – all to support you in delivering patient-focused, evidence-based, high quality care.

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For copies of the CNO Bulletin published before November 2011, see the CNO Bulletin archive.

Guidance for NHS trusts on the NHS friends and family test

Guidance for NHS trusts on the NHS friends and family test has been published today by the Department of Health.  The guidance details the background, requirements and implications of putting into practice a national friends and family test within the … Read more → – Guidance for NHS trusts on the NHS friends and family test

CMO announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

Pregnant women are to be offered whooping cough (pertussis) vaccinations in an effort to combat the rise of cases and deaths in young infants, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has announced. Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures for England and Wales … Read more → – CMO announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

A new respiratory illness, similar to 2002’s globally spread Sars virus, has been identified in a man being treated in Britain. The 49-year-old was transferred to a London hospital by air ambulance from Qatar and is the second confirmed case … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

Views sought on new vision for nursing

A proposed new vision for nursing, midwifery and care-giving sets out the values of compassionate care and asks how they can be developed further across health and social care. Over recent months, Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing for the Department … Read more → – Views sought on new vision for nursing

Dementia campaign launches

The Department of Health has launched a campaign, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, to encourage people to talk to loved ones showing signs of dementia. The three-month campaign in England, launched on World Alzheimer’s Day, will raise awareness of the … Read more → – Dementia campaign launches