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.
The Department of Health has said it will be “open” to local authorities to make financial savings from health visitor budgets when a total of £200m public health cuts are delivered to councils early next year, as long as they meet their statutory duties.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust chief nurse Dame Eileen Sills has been appointed as a senior professional advisor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A study of newly-qualified nurses in the US has found they are at greater risk of suffering injuries if they work longer shifts, more overtime and at night.
Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.
The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.
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