Professor Jane Cummings CBE RN announced as new Chair of RCN Foundation
The RCN Foundation has today announced the appointment of their new Chair. Professor Jane Cummings CBE RN will take up the position from 1 May 2019. Professor Cummings’ appointment follows the end of Robert Sowney’s term as the inaugural Chair of the charity.
A nurse for nearly forty years, Professor Cummings has been a senior nursing leader for a number of years having worked in the Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities and for NHS England. She was most recently the Chief Nursing Officer for England, a role she held for nearly seven years before retiring at the beginning of 2019.
Professor Cummings is also a trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and a clinical ambassador and clinical volunteer for the Over The Wall charity.
Commenting on her appointment, Professor Cummings said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Chair of the RCN Foundation. I am passionate about nursing, midwifery and health care, and I am looking forward to continuing to champion these vital roles and professions in my new role. The RCN Foundation is a fantastic charity whose values very much align with my own. The charity has already achieved so much for nursing and patient care and I look forward to helping it develop and expand even further in the coming years.”