This is a really fantastic development opportunity that genuinely benefits the individual taking part, the people they work with and ultimately patient care - don't miss out!
Comment on: Professor honoured with RNCA award
Congratulations to Jan, wonderful to see the recognition of practice development as means of achieving excellence in care. Well done to all involved.
Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses are central to the delivery of high quality patient care. As Katherine says, where there is good ward leadership there is good care; we need to give much more support to Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses and value what they do. Katherine also mentioned the value of 'intentional rounding', to find out more about how this can make a difference read about a project FoNS supported as part of our Patients First Programme; activities like this can make a difference. The project - Proactive Patient Rounding: Developing Nursing Practice to Improve the Quality of Patient Care can be accessed via this web-link: http://www.fons.org/library/report-details.aspx?nstid=6708
It is refreshing to read these perspectives from Geraldine. There is much to be gained from using methodologies such as appreciative inquiry alongside other person oriented and practice based approaches such as practice development that focus on working with people to create effective workplace cultures that are receptive to change and development. Change isn’t easy but support is out there, such as FoNS’ Patients First Programme, which enables nurse-led teams to lead practice improvements which are more inclusive and sustainable. Visit http://www.fons.org/ahcp_pffunding.asp to find out more.