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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.


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Orthopaedic nurses to use hi-tech electronic monitoring

Nurses at the Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital will be using an electronic monitoring system intended to makes care safer and more efficient.

Thousands of mental health patients sent 'out of area'

More than 2,100 mental health patients were forced to travel “out of area” for an inpatient bed in May this year, according to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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London foundation trust defies government pay agreement

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has defied a government pay agreement and awarded its senior staff a 1% pay rise in line with lower paid staff.

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Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust’s policy for dealing with bullying and harassment is ‘not fit for purpose’, an independent review has found.

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Higher prices at hospital shops under scrutiny

The retailer WH Smith has been criticised for charging more for bottles of water and notepads in its hospital-based shops than it does in outlets on the high street.

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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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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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