A new eight-day leadership course is helping front-line staff become better role models for their colleagues and provide excellent patient care across primary, community and secondary healthcare settings.
Around 1,200 nurses and midwives should complete the course, developed and delivered by the NHS Leadership Academy, by March 2014.
The programme focuses on the approach and behaviours of frontline nurses and midwives with leadership responsibilities, such as team leaders, ward sisters and supervisors, and the environment they create for their colleagues and patients. It was developed with input from nursing and midwifery leaders from across the country.
In October 2012, the Government pledged £46m toward NHE leadership development in the name of better patient care.