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Shaping the future of shared governance

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 38Helen Austin, MSc, RGN, is health visitor, Dorset Community NHS TrustKathryn Backwell, BA, RN, is staff nurse, A&E, West Dorset General Hospitals NHS TrustShared governance has been defined as an approach to nurse management that 'seeks to grant nursing staff control over their professional practice and development, and make a genuine contribution to the wider corporate agenda' (Gavin et al, 1999).

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