News and practice for nurse 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.
Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has extended its “sincere sympathy” to the family, friends and nursing colleagues of Karen Buckley whose body has been found in Glasgow.
Nurse staffing numbers are at dangerously low levels in places and tools to help calculate safe ratios are failing to work, claimed union members at Unison’s annual healthcare conference this week.
The UK Independence Party has confirmed it would bring back enrolled nurses in order to “put care and compassion back at the heart of nursing” in its election manifesto launched today.
The Liberal Democrats would launch a range of policies designed to bring health and social care together, including moving towards fully pooled local budgets, if they get into power at the general election.
Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a “seven-day service” that provides care for people at whatever time they require.
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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