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Nursing Management

News and practice for nurse managers

Role of the CCG nurse in commissioning services

Role of the CCG nurse in commissioning services Subscription Required

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

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


Deadline approaches in row over Irish nurse registration fee

An increasingly heated war of words is continuing between unions and the nursing regulator in Ireland ahead of a planned hike in its fees from the start of next year.

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New national advisory board to look at NHS workforce issues

A new national board tasked with advising on workforce issues is to be created, planning guidance for the NHS in England has revealed.

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NHS staff on picket line

Unions have announced a fresh round of strikes over NHS pay

NHS nurses and midwives in England will be urged to walkout for 12 hours on 29 January and 24 hours the following month, as union leaders attempt to ratchet up the pressure on ministers over pay.

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Compassion

Nurse scholarship for ‘developing person-centred cultures of care’

The Foundation of Nursing Studies has opened applications for its Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship 2015.

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Blurred hospital corridor with three figures in it

Exclusive: NHS nurse staffing crisis fuels global recruitment

Three quarters of NHS hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, Nursing Times can reveal.

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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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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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