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 largest trust in the country has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, after a challenging few months of the organisation
The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.
Patient perceptions of nurse staffing levels in hospitals have changed very little, despite a much-hyped increase in the overall size of the acute sector workforce, suggest national survey results.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is planning to invest £1m in recruiting registered nurses over the next 12 months.
A student nurse working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has won a national nursing award celebrating excellence and leadership.
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“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