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Role of the CCG nurse in commissioning services

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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

The transition from staff nurse to ward leader

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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

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

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A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering

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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

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Reducing admissions with patient group directions

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Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs


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Great Ormond Street tells nurses to work extra shift after pay error

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.

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NHS staff in Wales to receive 1% pay rise in new deal for 2015

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.

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Candlelit vigil to be held for the NHS

Unions to hold candlelit vigil in support of bill to safeguard NHS

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.

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Walsall nurse's suicide linked to work pressures, rules coroner

A coroner has ruled that a senior nurse was struggling with work pressures when he took his own life.

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Leading nurse researcher to evaluate national nursing strategy

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”.

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The big question: is leadership lacking in nursing?

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.

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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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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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