Jane Cummings

Jane joined the Board in 2014, and is a member of the Charitable Expenditure and Remuneration Committees. Until Jan 2019 she was the executive lead for the Nursing Directorate at NHS England, and the professional lead for nursing and midwifery in England. She is chair of the RCN Foundation.

A registered nurse specialising in emergency care, Jane has held a wide variety of clinical and managerial roles including Director of Commissioning, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive. 

She was appointed as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England in March 2012. She created the ‘6Cs’ and published Compassion in Practice in December 2012. This was followed by the Leading Change, Adding Value framework in May 2016. She also launched the Perceptions of Nursing programme. 

Jane was awarded Doctorates by Edge Hill University and New Bucks University, and is a visiting professor at Kingston University and St George’s University, London. 

Jane is also a clinical Ambassador for the children’s charity Over the Wall, where she volunteers as a nurse, Clinical Adviser for Perfect Ward, and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation.