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Nursing Management

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The assistant practitioner role in healthcare Subscription Required

Assistant practitioners can free nurses to focus on advanced practice but there are concerns about delegation of care to an unregulated workforce.

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.


Treasury 'looking' at replacing student nurse bursaries with loans

Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.

NT Leaders Sue Smith, Crystal Oldman, David Foster

Nurse leaders must 'strengthen profession's voice'

Top nurses have called upon leaders in the profession to strengthen the sector’s voice at a political level, with one claiming “Carry On” film stereotypes about nursing still remain in places.

Queen's Nursing Institute

QNI plans to help new generation of community nurse leaders

The Queen’s Nursing Institute will launch two initiatives next year to support the “pressing need for excellent practitioners to lead our community nursing services”, its chief executive has said.

New group to represent Scotland’s academic nurse leaders

The Council of Deans of Health has launched a new group in Scotland to be the “voice” of education and research for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Loophole allowing nurses to avoid revalidation closed

New standards for readmission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register have been proposed to stop registrants from taking advantage of a loophole that could enable them to avoid revalidation.

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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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