News and practice for nurse managers
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
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
A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence
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
Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs
An increasingly heated war of words is continuing between unions and the nursing regulator in Ireland ahead of a planned hike in its fees from the start of next year.
A new national board tasked with advising on workforce issues is to be created, planning guidance for the NHS in England has revealed.
NHS nurses and midwives in England will be urged to walkout for 12 hours on 29 January and 24 hours the following month, as union leaders attempt to ratchet up the pressure on ministers over pay.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies has opened applications for its Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship 2015.
Three quarters of NHS hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, Nursing Times can reveal.
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been using the Allocate Software System to ensure it has the right number of nursing staff and the right skill mix to match the acuity of its patients. Its team reveal why it’s making a difference
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.
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