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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.

Consultation begins on £200m cuts to public health budget

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.

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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

London trust’s chief nurse appointed as senior NMC advisor

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.

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Longer shifts increase needle stick risk for new nurses

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.

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Employers and social care ‘lacking awareness’ on revalidation

Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.

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Care Quality Commission

King’s Lynn trust set to leave special measures regime

The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.

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Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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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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