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Future Nurse oversight board for England

We have been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to lead a national board that focuses on the nursing workforce and the implementation of the Future Nurse Standards for registered graduate nurses.

A Future Nurse Oversight Board has been established with strong high level organisational representation and membership. The Board is well-placed to inform and influence the key decisions, policies and strategic direction which will drive future developments and changes within the profession, while addressing the challenges of securing a well-prepared and sustainable nursing workforce.

Our aim

The overall aim of the Board is to provide strategic leadership and direction across the health and care system to assure system preparedness and responsiveness to the implementation and implications of the Future Nurse standards across England.


The board is chaired by Dame Jill Macleod Clark who is an independent Chair. Members of the group include colleagues from:

  • NHS England
  • Health Education England
  • NHS Improvement 
  • Public Health England 
  • North Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Programme Board 
  • London Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Programme Board 
  • Midlands and East Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Programme Board 
  • South Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Programme Board 
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council 
  • Department of Health and Social Care 
  • Royal College of Nursing 
  • Royal College of Midwives 
  • Student Nurse representative 
  • Skills for Care 
  • Allied Health Professional representative 
  • Council of Deans for Health 
  • Service user representative

More information

Visit Future Nurse Standards.

Jackie Brocklehurst, Programme Lead, can be contacted at jackie.brocklehurst@hee.nhs.uk for further information.


HEE will shortly be delivering a number of awareness raising events in 2019 to ensure employers are prepared for the new standards within the placement settings.

Nursing careers

If you are interested in a career in nursing please visit Health Careers for more information about the exciting opportunities and courses available.