England , Chief Nursing Officer for
Jane was previously a nurse, specialising in Emergency Care before progressing into general management. She has held a wide variety of clinical and managerial roles including Director of Commissioning, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive. In February 2014, she became the National Lead for emergency care which involved working closely with clinical colleagues and NHS managers to agree and implement the 98% operational standard. She has also worked as the nursing advisor for emergency care, and with the Royal College of Nursing to develop the role of nurses and improve the experience and care of patients requiring urgent and emergency care.
Jane moved to NHS North West in November 2007 where she held executive responsibility for the professional leadership of nursing, quality, performance, QIPP and commissioning. In October 2011, she was appointed the role of Chief Nurse for the North of England SHA Cluster. In June 2012, she began the fulltime positon of Chief Nursing Officer for England and is the professional lead for all nurses and midwives in England (with the exception of public health) and published the ‘6C’s’ and ‘Compassion in Practice’ in December 2012.
Jane is the NHS England national director sponsor for the programme to transform care for people with learning disabilities and chairs the delivery board. She is also the lead national director for maternity.
Jane was awarded a Doctorate by Edge Hill University and is a visiting professor at Kingston University and St George’s University, London.
Jane is a trustee for Macmillan Cancer Support and a clinical Ambassador for the Over the Wall Children’s Charity where she volunteers as a nurse providing care for children affected by serious illnesses.