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Nursing Management

News and practice for nurse managers

Managers should work with frontline staff

How NHS managers are perceived by nurses Subscription Required

Many managers in the NHS come from a business rather than clinical background. A Scottish study examined frontline nurses’ perceptions of general managers.

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Every team member needs to be heard

Providing support to teams in difficulty Subscription Required

When teams are in difficulty they need effective support to turn the situation around, but building resilience can help to prevent teams developing serious difficulties.

Relationships are built and strengthened when stories and feelings are shared

Boosting team engagement with storytelling methods Subscription Required

Team members’ emotional wellbeing plays a significant role in the efficacy of team performance. Stories and narratives can help teams bond and work to shared goals.

Great teams have a plan for how their members act and work together

How to build effective teams in healthcare Subscription Required

Effective teams need a shared purpose. Building teams requires a teaming strategy to ensure all members are clear about their role and the team’s purpose.

Staff must be able to voice their thoughts

Leadership philosophy of care home managers Subscription Required

Transformational leadership in care homes can improve staff job satisfaction and retention, and enhance the delivery of effective care for residents.


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Largest trust in England rated 'inadequate' by CQC

The largest trust in the country has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, after a challenging few months of the organisation

Stepping Hill

No system of nurse checks could 'prevent murder'

The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.

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Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Little change in patient perception of hospital nurses

Patient perceptions of nurse staffing levels in hospitals have changed very little, despite a much-hyped increase in the overall size of the acute sector workforce, suggest national survey results.

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Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Merseyside trust announces £1m nurse recruitment drive

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is planning to invest £1m in recruiting registered nurses over the next 12 months.

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Student recognised as top example of nursing leadership

A student nurse working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has won a national nursing award celebrating excellence and leadership.

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