News and practice for nurse managers
Nurses have a vital role to play in commissioning but need support as they take on these developing responsibilities to counter competing demands on their time
To aid the challenging transition from staff nurse to ward leader, a trust developed a training programme to help them acquire leadership and management skills
A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence
The use of e-rostering in the NHS is increasing, with nurses’ rosters subject to greater scrutiny than ever. Nurses and managers need to address a number of dilemmas
Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs
Hundreds of nurses and healthcare assistants at a world famous children’s hospital have been told they must each work an extra shift after they were accidentally paid for unworked hours.
Unions representing nurses and other NHS staff in Wales have accepted a pay deal from the Welsh Government, which will see the majority of workers receive a 1% pay increase in 2015.
A vigil to highlight the “plight” of the NHS will be held in the evening of November 20, the day before the second reading of a private member’s bill aimed at “rolling back” privatisation.
A coroner has ruled that a senior nurse was struggling with work pressures when he took his own life.
A leading nurse academic is to lead an evaluation of the national nursing strategy for the NHS in England, which focuses on compassion and includes the “6Cs”.
A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience
One of the profession’s most authoritative champions recently told Nursing Times that nurse leadership is lacking from the ward right up to the House of Lords.
Behind the Headlines
“Fine and ban care home abuse bosses,” the Daily Mirror demands, while the Daily Mail says that “there must be a complete culture change in treatment” for care centres.
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Band 5 staff nurses often need targeted training to make the transition to specialist practitioners. A trust set up a course to prepare candidates for degree study