Chief Nursing Officer

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Chief Nursing Officer (cheef) n. the government's chief nursing adviser, who is responsible for providing an expert professional contribution and advice on nursing, midwifery, and health visiting matters to ministers and senior officials. There are separate officers for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Chiefprofessionalofficers/Chiefnursingofficer/index.htm Chief Nursing Officer's page on the Department of Health website