THE chief nursing officer at NHS England visited staff at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the area.
Jane Cummings was invited to meet nurse leaders from Fareham and Gosport CCG and Southern Hampshire CCG at its Fort Southwick headquarters.
Ruth Williams, director of nursing at NHS England’s Wessex team, arranged the visit to showcase the county’s health quality improvement initiatives.
She said: ‘I know all about the great work going on in this area. The CCGs work incredibly hard to provide the best quality services to patients – I was very keen for Jane to come and see their efforts.’
Presentations were provided on the role of the commissioning nurse leader and director of quality and on a wide range of current projects.
After the visit, Julia Barton, chief quality officer and chief nurse at the CCGs, said: ‘We are very proud of the work we do. The visit was a fantastic opportunity to show Jane how we ensure every patient gets the best possible care.’