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The Chief Nursing Officers tell us what professionalism means to them.

Charlotte McArdleCharlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland

“I believe passionately in the nursing and midwifery professions and the difference they can make to people’s lives. That is why I was delighted to lead the work to develop a professionalism framework on behalf of the four countries’ CNOs." 




Jean WhiteJean White, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales

“We engage with people from all walks of life at every point in their lifespan from birth, at the most trying time of people’s lives, and at the time of their death. I trust the professionalism report will engage you in a conversation about what it means to be a professional nurse or midwife”


Fiona McQueen

Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland

“Enabling Professionalism will support all nurses and midwives to be the very best they can be; helping to guide day to day practice across all levels and all settings so that nurses and midwives can flourish and provide excellence in their care.”




 Jane CummingsJane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England

"The world is changing, and nurses and midwives have a key leadership role in meeting current and future challenges. We all have a role to play and supporting professional development is vital."