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Nursing Management

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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.


Volunteers who help out at mealtimes can improve patients nutritional intake

Nurses concede NHS not 'patient-centred' enough

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.

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Care home sector facing nurse recruitment crisis

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.

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New 'duty of candour' law may change after legal threat

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.

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Official figures confirm health visitor target missed

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.

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Trust on Essex-London border to remain in special measures

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust should remain in special measures, despite making “real” improvements, the Care Quality Commission has recommended.

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Winterbourne View failures lead to care system review

“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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Supporting staff nurses to train as community specialist district nurse practitioners Subscription Required

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

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