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The Francis report has highlighted that nurses have a vital role to play in ward rounds and it is critical that they attend.
- What role should nurses play in ward rounds?
- How can patients benefit from increased nursing involvement?
- How could you encourage colleagues to prioritise ward rounds?
- The author acknowledges that often the wider multidisciplinary team does not prioritise nurse involvement. How can this be changed?