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Advising the Welsh Government on matters relating to the nursing and midwifery professions.
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Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer

Supporting the Welsh Government with professional nursing and midwifery advice.  

Professor Jean White is the head of the nursing and midwifery professions in Wales. She is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Nurse Director of NHS Wales. She provides expert advice to the Welsh Government, the NHS in Wales and stakeholders.

CNO annual conference 2017 

This years annual conference will take place on 10th May 2017 at the Cardiff City Stadium. For details and instructions on how to submit an abstract please visit the CNO conference 2017 event home page (external link). 

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 1st February 2017.

The annual conference showcases achievements and best practice across the country. 

Why I love working with you...

For the 2016 conference Jean asked nurses and midwives from across Wales to tell us why they like working with each other. Watch the video on our YouTube channel (external link). 

Why I like working with you...





Jean is supported by a team of nursing officers each leading discrete policy areas, providing a professional voice for Welsh nursing and midwifery across the UK and internationally.

The CNO supports international work through the World Health Organization European Region.

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