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.
The functions of the Nurses Forum are:
Full meetings of the forum are held on a quarterly basis. Dates for 2019 are as follows:
During these meetings we hold shared learning sessions to hear about best practice from across the country. Recently this has included:
In July 2018 we launched an infographic that showcases the expertise and insight that the executive commissioning nurses can bring for patients, populations and the system, which will be crucial to implementing patient centred care as the NHS moves towards integrated place-based planning.
To coincide with the launch of the infographic the chair of the Nurses Forum, Lorna Collingwood-Burke, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon CCG and NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG, highlighted how a failure to use the expertise of the executive commissioning nurse was a missed opportunity in a blog for the National Health Executive. Allison Cannon, Chief Nurse and Director of Quality, East Surrey and Sussex CCGs blogged in the Nursing Times about the importance of nursing leadership in integrated commissioning.
The forum published a document in May 2016 on The role of the nurse on the CCG governing body. This outlines the nurse 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.
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.
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