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The transition from staff nurse to ward leader

The transition from staff nurse to ward leader Subscription Required

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

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults Subscription Required

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, making it a medical emergency. Nurses need to know how to identify and manage it and how to maintain electrolyte balance


Jane Cummings

Exclusive: CNO says five-year plan offers 'enormous opportunity' to nurses

The NHS five-year plan provides nurses and midwives with an “enormous opportunity” to showcase and further develop their professional role, England’s chief nursing officer has told Nursing Times.

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What you need to know about the NHS five year plan

Nursing Times focuses on the key points in the Five Year Forward View report and how they may affect nurses and midwives.

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CNO leads nurses on powerlist of top 100 clinical leaders

Sixteen prominent nurses and midwives have made it onto a powerlist of 100 clinical leaders drawn up by the Health Service Journal.

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NHS five-year plan receives cautious welcome from unions

Unions have welcomed elements of NHS England’s plans for “radical” new care delivery options, which could see primary care nurses and midwives take on a stronger leadership role.

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Nurses should lead more community services, says NHS chief exec

Nurses and midwives could in the future take on a stronger leadership role in community settings, as part of “radical” plans to shakeup healthcare delivery models across the NHS.

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Is nursing leadership lacking?

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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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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