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Nursing Management

News and practice for nurse managers

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.

Sharing stories helps nurses learn by seeing care from a different perspective

Using patient storytelling in nurse education Subscription Required

Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this.

Karen Buckley

Irish nurses’ union pays tribute to student Karen Buckley

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has extended its “sincere sympathy” to the family, friends and nursing colleagues of Karen Buckley whose body has been found in Glasgow.

One idea involved detailing named nurses on a whiteboard to help patients and carers

New workforce planning tools 'failing to ensure safe staffing'

Nurse staffing numbers are at dangerously low levels in places and tools to help calculate safe ratios are failing to work, claimed union members at Unison’s annual healthcare conference this week.

Nigel Farage

UKIP manifesto restates commitment to return of enrolled nurses

The UK Independence Party has confirmed it would bring back enrolled nurses in order to “put care and compassion back at the heart of nursing” in its election manifesto launched today.

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Nick Clegg

Lib Dems focus on integration of health and social care in manifesto

The Liberal Democrats would launch a range of policies designed to bring health and social care together, including moving towards fully pooled local budgets, if they get into power at the general election.

Labour Party

NHS out of hours pay 'safe' under Labour, despite move to 'seven-day service'

Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a “seven-day service” that provides care for people at whatever time they require.

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The initiative was prompted by a decline in the numbers applying for district nursing sister posts

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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