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Role of the CCG nurse in commissioning services

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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

The transition from staff nurse to ward leader

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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

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

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A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering

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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

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Reducing admissions with patient group directions

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Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs


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Whistleblowing review finds no evidence of 'serious failings' at trust

A review into whistleblowing concerns at a North West cancer trust has found “no evidence” of serious failings but highlighted areas in need of improvement.

Warning that 'serious action' needed to increase supply of nurses

“Serious action” is required to fill a predicted 30,000 shortfall in clinical staff within the NHS over the coming years, the organisation responsible for recruiting temporary workers to the health service has warned.

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Winterbourne View

Report calls for shake-up of care for patients with learning disabilities

An independent report has demanded action on care for patients with learning disabilities, in the wake of the abuse found at the Winterbourne View home.

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Low numbers of black and minority nurse leaders is ‘wrong,’ says CNO

A lack of black and minority ethnic nurses in leadership roles is “wrong” and fails to reflect the diversity of people that the health sector workforce serves, England’s chief nursing officer has said.

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Deputy prime minister launches mental health taskforce

Nick Clegg has launched a new mental health taskforce in a bid to improve services across the country.

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The big question: is leadership lacking in nursing?

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.

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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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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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