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Are management skills a priority for nurses?

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Article

Kerridge J (2013) Why management skills are a priority for nurses. Nursing Times; 109: 9, 16-17

Author

Joanna Kerridge is practice educator, Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, and associate lecturer, University of West London

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • The difference between management and leadership
  • The role of management in the NHS
  • How management skills can be developed

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING

Management skills within healthcare settings and how these can be developed. Or if you were looking in to how training can be developed both pre- and post-registration to improve management skills.

A management framework is also suggested.

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article would be useful when researching the leadership structure within the NHS – particularly when looking at ongoing management in healthcare settings.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • Did you learn management skills during your training?
  • What aspects of management do you most use in practice?

 

STUDENT NT DECODER

Francis report

Robert Francis QC’s report following his inquiry in to care at Mid Staffordshire trust. The report contains 290 recommendations to the government and NHS staff on how to improve the health system.

 

OTHER ARTICLES YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL

Developing skills in clinical leadership for ward sisters

Redefining the ward sister role to boost frontline care

How to turn ward managers into leaders

 

 

 

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