Jane Cummings

Jane is the Chief Nursing Officer for England, the Chief Nursing Officer at NHS England, and acts as the national lead for the nursing and midwifery professions. 

Jane worked as a nurse for many years specialising in emergency care before moving into general management. She trained at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital and has held a wide variety of clinical and managerial roles, including Director of Commissioning, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive. In 2002 she joined the Department of Health and led high profile programmes to improve accident and emergency waiting times and patient choice. Jane was appointed as the Chief Nurse for the North of England SHA Cluster in October 2011. 

She was the national lead for the Energise for Excellence programme, as well as Senior Responsible Officer for the Clinical Leaders’ Network in the North of England, before moving into her current role in 2012.