The NHSCC Nurses Forum is the independent voice for the commissioning nurse.
The purpose of the Nurses Forum can broadly be divided into three areas; supporting members and sharing best practice, strategic influencing, and strategic leadership. Find out more about the Nurses Forum in our video below.
Chair and steering group
The chair of the Nurses Forum is Lorna Collingwood-Burke, chief nursing officer, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG and South Devon and Torbay CCG. Through its steering group, the forum is engaged with a number of current nursing specific policy issues such as the Shape of Caring reforms of nursing education and training, the introduction of revalidation, the review of NHS England’s Nursing strategy and ongoing workforce challenges, specifically recruitment and retention.
The functions of the Nurses Forum are:
Read the Nurses Forum’s Terms of Reference.
The Forum published a document in May 2016 The role of the nurse on the CCG governing body. This outlines the nurses role, looks at how this has evolved from what was initially envisioned, and contains a series of top tips for making this work for both the CCG and the nurse. It also includes a number of case study examples of the change that the nurse can make locally.
For more information on how to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org