News and practice for nurse managers
Assistant practitioners can free nurses to focus on advanced practice but there are concerns about delegation of care to an unregulated workforce.
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.
Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.
Top nurses have called upon leaders in the profession to strengthen the sector’s voice at a political level, with one claiming “Carry On” film stereotypes about nursing still remain in places.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute will launch two initiatives next year to support the “pressing need for excellent practitioners to lead our community nursing services”, its chief executive has said.
The Council of Deans of Health has launched a new group in Scotland to be the “voice” of education and research for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
New standards for readmission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register have been proposed to stop registrants from taking advantage of a loophole that could enable them to avoid revalidation.
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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