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.
Nurses at the Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital will be using an electronic monitoring system intended to makes care safer and more efficient.
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.
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.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust’s policy for dealing with bullying and harassment is ‘not fit for purpose’, an independent review has found.
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.
It is estimated that one in 1,333 members of the English population has experienced a severe allergic reaction during their lives. Anaphylaxis affects the airway, breathing, circulation or a combination of the three.
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