News and practice for nurse managers
Many managers in the NHS come from a business rather than clinical background. A Scottish study examined frontline nurses’ perceptions of general managers.
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.
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.
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.
Transformational leadership in care homes can improve staff job satisfaction and retention, and enhance the delivery of effective care for residents.
Care in the health and social care sector is not person-centred, according to the outcome of a nursing debate organised at London South Bank University last night.
Nurse recruitment in care homes has reached crisis point, with warnings that managers are struggling to compete with the NHS for staff amid a national workforce shortage.
The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity.
Latest figures confirm that the government missed its target to recruit an extra 4,200 health visitors by the end of March, though community nurse leaders have hailed the rise in staff numbers.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust should remain in special measures, despite making “real” improvements, the Care Quality Commission has recommended.
The Responsive Workforce Model at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS), backed by Allocate Software HealthRoster and SafeCare, has reduced agency spend, ensured quality and freed up nurses for hands-on care
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