Posts Tagged 'leadership'

Acute Care Collaboration Vanguards announced

A new group, comprising 13 hospital Vanguards, was announced on 25th September.  These Vanguards are designed to facilitate the spread of excellent hospital services and management across the country by the  formation of chains at district level. The focus is on key trusts developing their reach, forming collaborations and sharing clinical and management knowledge with others. More details can be found here.

There is also a press release from the NHS Confederation supporting the move and a more information in BMJ News (note an NHS Athens Account is required to access BMJ)

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A healthy culture for quality patient care

The Kings Fund have updated web pages which look at the six characteristics of a healthy culture in the NHS. Areas including values, teamwork, performance, leadership and learning are covered.

There is also a tool for organisations to assess their culture and to identify the ways in which it is working well and the areas that need to change.

Access the tools here

The art of the possible community health services role in new care models

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New, joined up models of care being developed by the NHS risk overlooking the full potential of community health services which are vital for their success, according to a discussion paper launched 21 July by the NHS Confederation Community Health Services Forum.

Community health covers a broad range of ‘cradle to grave’ services including community and district nursing, health visiting, speech and language therapy, public health and school nursing. These services are essential if the NHS is to care well for the millions of people who have long-term conditions, the paper highlights.

Lack of leadership was at heart of hospitals’ failings, report says

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Poor leadership among senior medical staff and hospital management was at the heart of recent failings in the NHS in England and Scotland, says a report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in Scotland.

A working group looked at a series of recent reports into failings at hospitals, including Staffordshire Hospital and the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Its report said that the problems were predominantly caused by the failure of senior clinical staff and NHS management to work together.

New nursing books available from the Library and Knowledge Service!

There is a new selection of books for nurses now available. Subjects include:

Research:

3 books

Interprofessional working:

interprofessional working

Leadership:

practical leadership

And others! Why not visit the library and borrow one? We also have a wide range of books in other specialities and subject areas.

Super self-help books added to stock

DSCF0870Starting the New Year off in style, the library is pleased to announce the re-stocking of the Wellbeing and Leadership sections.  Lots of super self-help titles now grace the shelves including:

  • Heal your headache
  • The feeling good handbook
  • Say No to Diabetes
  • IBS: free at last
  • The cancers survivor’s companion
  • Freedom from the diet trap
  • Treat your own back

In the Leadership section you will also find books on Employee Engagement which may be helpful to new managers.

  • Leadership plain and simple
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  • The extraordinary leader
  • Employee engagement 2.0
  • Carrots and sticks don’t work
  • Team building

Come in and take a look at the whole range or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary.nhs.net to reserve any of those listed above.

Free content available from HSJ

Lessons from Japan: Tackle the dementia challenge by supporting carers
Scrap the programme: Successful change starts with a change platform
Rising Stars: Seven lessons from an executive coach to sustain leadership energy
How to take part in Challenge Top-down Change
Rising Stars: Six ways to optimise NHS leadership potential

Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit 25 – 26 November, Manchester

Taking place in Manchester next week, the Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit, hosted by the Chief Nursing Officer for England, will bring together the most senior leaders in nursing, midwifery and care to provide leadership and guidance, set priorities for the year and celebrate excellence.

 

Leadership for Evidence-Based Practice: Strategic and Functional Behaviors for Institutionalizing EBP

Authors: Cheryl B. Stetler RN, FAAN, PhDJudith A. Ritchie BN, MN, PhD,
Jo Rycroft-Malone BSc, MSc, RN, PhD, and Martin P. Charns MBA, DBA

Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014

Abstract:  Making evidence-based practice (EBP) a reality throughout an organization is a challenging goal in healthcare services. Leadership has been recognized as a critical element in that process. However, little is known about the exact role and function of various levels of leadership in the successful institutionalization of EBP within an organization.

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Selected Nursing/Management articles

Identifying goals with the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model

P Ellis, J Abbott – Journal of Renal Nursing, 2014

In this paper, two previous papers (Ellis and Abbott, 2014a; 2014b) and one subsequent article in this series, the authors are exploring the content and nature of the new NHS Healthcare Leadership Model (NHS Leadership Academy, 2013).

… e-learning resources: As nursing students become consumers of education, Karen McCutcheon makes the case for adapting the NHS leadership framework to online …

K McCutcheon – Nursing Management, 2014

This is acknowledged by Glen (2005) and more recently Johnson et al (2013), who observe that much of the existing electronic learning content is just a transformation of traditional content into a digital representation. Figure 1 NHS leadership framework

‘Being a nurse leader is a tough role’ In these challenging times, staff need to be re-energised to increase team confidence, says Jane Valle

J Valle – Nursing Management, 2014

The King’s Fund (2013) has said that a transformation of systems, leadership and organisational culture is needed throughout the NHS if the lessons of the Francis inquiry are to be acted on. In fact, transformation is required beyond the NHS, across all healthcare settings.

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

V Betts, D Marks-Maran, T Morris-Thompson – Nursing Standard, 2014

the independent inquiries into care at Winterbourne View hospital and Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust the provision of information to service providers on how to improve service quality
and take He also addressed the need for leadership training as well as training in

Quality of life and neck pain in nurses

LE Joslin, CR Davis, P Dolan, EM Clark – International Journal of Occupational …, 2014

Received: October 22, 2013. Such an approach may ultimately offer financial savings for the NHS, improve the quality of life of nurses, and increase We would like to thank Professor Gordon Bannister for his gen- erous advice, expert knowledge and selfless leadership with this

 

Leadership – easier said than done

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

 This report explores general leadership issues and looks at the capacity of individuals at all levels of an organisation to buy into and lead on the organisational agenda, highlighting how misaligned organisational structures and processes can get in the way of leadership.

Nursing leadership and service quality articles

The following articles have recently been published. We do not subscribe to all of them but they can be ordered via our inter-library loan scheme for a small charge.  Subscribed publishers are accessible through an Athens login.

Leadershipsupport for ward managers in acute mental health inpatient settings: Gwen Bonner and Sue McLaughlin report on a study into the tensions inherent in the …

G Bonner, S McLaughlin – Nursing Management, 2014

They have fewer opportunities to provide the role modelling and senior clinical leadership required to support a recovery-focused environment. The inquiry led by Robert Francis (2013) into poor care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has provided serious

The Nurse’s Survival Guide–A Simple ABC
B Ryan – Nursing Management, 2014

director of nursing at NHS City and Hackney, London, Mary Clarke asked how we could address the lack of BME leadership in the
West M, Dawson J (2011) NHS Staff Management and Health Service Quality.

Health service plays it safe: A plan to increase transparency and improve patient safety has been welcomed by nurses–but front line staff need confidence to change …
N Triggle – Nursing Management, 2014

was launched in 2008 with the goal of making the trust the ‘safest in the NHS‘. Connecting senior leadership with front line staff was prioritised, which has led to weekly ‘safety walk which detail the six interventions they need and whether they have had them (PHSO 2013).

Patient Safety and Managing Risk in Nursing
K Grocott – Nursing Management, 2014

director of nursing at NHS City and Hackney, London, Mary Clarke asked how we could address the lack of BME leadership in the
West M, Dawson J (2011) NHS Staff Management and Health Service Quality.

An analysis of National Health Service Trust websites on the occupational backgrounds of ‘Non-Executive Directors’ on England’s Acute Trusts
C Pritchard, AJE Harding – JRSM Open, 2014

With a predominance of Chairs and NED without health or social care leadership experience, are current Boards equipped to avoid inadvertently ‘doing the system’s business’ (Francis, 2013) rather than developing a more patient-centred, clinically led and integrated NHS?

Developing advanced nursing skills for frail older people: An ageing population with complex needs means there is scope for a post that will sit between medicine and …
S Goldberg, J Cooper, C Russell – Nursing Older People, 2014

are unable to fill posts (Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2013), which compounds involved in leadership, teaching, research and service development (National Leadership and Innovation … Training Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is piloting the innovative new role of

[HTML] The friends and family test: a qualitative study of concerns that influence the willingness of English National Health Service staff to recommend their organisation
M Dixon-Woods, JT Minion, L McKee, J Willars… – Journal of the Royal Society …, 2014

… In 2013, the most recent year for which data are available, the proportion of staff 12,33 All of these efforts will require high-quality leadership, engagement with staff and excellent We therefore
have some confidence that our findings reflect shared concerns of many NHS staff.

Watching closely? Lindsay Etherington asks whether nurses can do more to improve the detection of acutely deteriorating patients
L Etherington – Nursing Management, 2014

The government’s response to the inquiry by Robert Francis that examined care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust reiterates the need for effective leadership in assuring good quality patient care (Department of Health 2013).

Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan
T Monks, M Pitt, K Stein, MA James – BMJ: British Medical Journal, 2014

1 National Institute for Health Research Collaboration in Leadership and Applied Health Research and NHS England aims to develop the case for major reconfigurations in two further Improvements have continued, with 2013 audit data for London reporting a thrombolysis rate

 

2013: Reading List for Leadership students

If you are about to embark on a period of study you may find this reading list on Leadership very helpful.

It is produced by The King’s Fund Information and Library Service and the selected items are from items held by the Information and Library Service or are freely available on the Internet. It does not aim to be comprehensive, or to be a ‘recommended reading list’ – but to give an indication of the sorts of resources The King’s Fund can make available on this important topic.

Please don’t forget that there are more useful links and resources to be found on our Health Management page.

NHS Academy Award Programme

Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner

Do you want to make more of a difference in healthcare? Thinking of moving towards a leadership role? The Edward Jenner Programme – Leadership Foundations is an open access online learning package designed to support anyone looking to gain essential leadership skills. Designed for newly qualified clinicians, but open to all, this programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.

Supporting nursing students in practice

A support service at the University of Southampton has found students have an important role in improving the quality of care

The publication of the Francis report has been described by health secretary Jeremy Hunt as a seminal report that will mark a turning point for the NHS. It resisted blaming individuals, focusing instead on what could be learned from the catalogue of appalling and tragic events, with an emphasis on developing the right culture of care within the NHS, through better leadership, training and transparency.

Among the 290 recommendations were calls for a stronger requirement for organisations and staff to speak openly and honestly when things go wrong. The duty of candour has now been placed on a stronger footing. No longer merely a contractual obligation, the non-fulfillment or obstruction of this duty would become a criminal offence.

Extract from The Guardian – read the full story

King’s Fund publish patient-centred leadership report

23 May 2013

A transformation of systems, leadership and organisational culture is needed throughout the NHS if the lessons of the Francis Inquiry are to be learned and acted on, according to a new report published today by The King’s Fund and supported by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Founding Director Peter Lees was delighted to be asked to advise on Patient-centred leadership: Rediscovering our purpose as a member of The King’s Fund reference group, and FMLM members were also included in a group of more than 900 NHS professionals who took part in The King’s Fund’s Leadership Survey 2013.

The full report and survey results can be read on The King’s Fund website here.

The King’s Fund

Learning from the LINks: resources for Healthwatch
These resources aim to preserve examples of good practice from the work of Local Involvement Networks (LINKs) and are also intended to help volunteers and staff feel supported in the transition to local Healthwatch. Resources are grouped around four themes: leadership and governance; representation; engagement; and influencing.

Leadership course for frontline nurses and midwives

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.

Read the full article

April news from Skills for Health

Skills for Health: Leadership development for the health sector

lectureSkills for Health would like to announce the launch of two new Leadership Development programmes. The Leadership and Management Programme and the Team Leading Development Programme have been designed specifically for the UK health sector to address ‘real-life’ work challenges. Our leadership programmes can help you develop tomorrows’ leaders from within your organisation, develop a consistently strong leadership culture, and contribute to real performance improvements.

Our open courses allow participants to learn alongside colleagues from different health sector environments, learning from others and sharing common experiences. Alternatively, programmes can be customised for a group of employees, providing opportunities to link programme learning with other organisational development activities.

The Leadership and Management Programme

Offered as a Level 5 Leadership Certificate, this progressive programme focuses on both management and leadership development, aiming to equip operational leaders with the skills and knowledge they require to be effective managers along with an understanding of their own leadership capability. Read More.

The Team Leading Development Programme

This leadership development programme is accredited as a Level 3 Leadership Certificate that focuses on equipping leaders of front line services with the confidence and leadership skills they need to enable staff to deliver good quality services. It provides the skills and knowledge to start their development into team leaders that engage with staff, gain respect, focus on quality and create a high performing culture within their team. Read More.

Our knowledge and experience of the health sector means that our delivery team has first hand experience of supporting and developing the health sector workforce and the programme content is relevant and appropriate.

To find out more, visit www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/leadership,

The value of values

Every leader worth their salt appreciates the importance of setting the right tone within their organisation.

AQuA News: 4 December

Asthma
In 2008/09 there were 49,054 emergency adult admissions for asthma at a cost of £61 million to the NHS, however it is currently estimated that three quarters of these are preventable

Boards on Board November 2012
Presentations and resources from the two day residential event delivered by AQuA, NWLA and IHI.

This week’s news:

Your opinion counts – take part now in the AQuA 2012 Member survey!
29 November 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of the HSJ Awards 
29 November 2012

Sir Stephen Moss and Gill Harris confirmed faculty for AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors programme Jan ’13 
03 December 2012

05 Dec 2012
Leadership for Integration 3 AQuA led Pre-Programme preparation day (part of Integration)
Introducing a Framework for Integration, Preparing your Integration projects for Success

06 Dec 2012

AQ Programme Leads (part of Reducing avoidable mortality)
The next Advancing Quality (AQ) Programme Leads meeting will be taking place on 06 December 2012. To ensure you are fully up-to-date with the latest AQ developments, we highly recommend programme leads from every trust attend as these meetings are yo…

06 Dec 2012

The shape of the acute care sector post – NHS reform: implications for commissioners and providers (part of Partnerships)
Long-term and immediate pressures on acute sector, why the reforms will lead to a ‘new world’ for the hospital’s role in healthcare, opportunities for new models of provision and the whole-system responses needed to make these happen.

13 Dec 2012

Action Learning Set 1 (part of Integration)
First Action learning Set for the Integrated Care Community 2

14 Dec 2012

Dementia improvement Community – Holding the gains, maintaining Improvement (part of Quality of life for people with long term conditions)
The focus of this Dementia Improvement Community event will be to demonstrate improvement in a range of aspects of dementia care, with participating organisations sharing and learning from national best practice.

20 Dec 2012

AQuA Integrated Care – Project Manager Learning set (part of Integration)

09 Jan 2013 — 25 Mar 2013

Cohort 3 of the Patient Safety Ambassadors programme
Third cohort of the Patient Safety Ambassadors (PSA) programme. See modules for more information.

14 Jan 2013 — 14 Jan 2013

Fundamentals for Improvement of the AQuA Improvement Methodology Plus programme
Test

14 Jan 2013

Action Learning Set 2 (part of Integration)
Second Action learning set for the Integrated Care Community 2

25 Jan 2013 — 12 Mar 2013

Cohort 3 of the Quality Improvement for Finance programme

08 Feb 2013

Children & Young Peoples
(part of Quality of life for people with long term conditions)
Further details to follow

Free Learning Leadership online demonstration

Free Learning Leadership online demonstration

by carla.madrilejo
FMLM’s Learning Leadership resource can help you to find out as it provides a fantastic resource full of articles, video interviews, CPD tracking, journals, e-books and much more. It gives you access to the latest best practice information on leadership and management direct from your PC. Visit this link to find out more, http://www.fmlm.ac.uk/members/learning-leadership.  FMLM is holding a free online Learning Leadership demonstration to show members how to get the most out of this system.

Potential dates for the online demonstration are 27 November at 1.30-2.30 pm and 6 and 7 December at 6.00-7.00 pm. To put down your name down and click here to choose which date(s) you can attend, we will pick the date that most attendees are available. We will pick the date confirm the date by 12 November when the demonstration will take place.

Competition for young aspiring leaders – £5,000 bursary available

Competition for young aspiring leaders – £5,000 bursary available

13 August 2012

Finnamore is running a competition to all aspiring clinical and managerial leaders aged 35 or under. They are inviting aspiring leaders to submit papers on the following topics:

  • What success in health, well being and health services will look like in 20 years time.
  • How health and social care services will need to change to achieve success.
  • What leaders can and should do to enable and ensure substantial and sustainable improvement.

Closing date for receipt of papers is 30 September 2012.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in November and winners will be announced at the end of November. A bursary of £5,000 will be awarded to the best paper and presentation with an award of £2,500 to the runner up. Winners and shortlisted candidate will be offered mentoring and coaching support from management consultancy Finnamore who are running the competition.

More information on Finnamore’s competition

News from AQuA: August 2012

Seminar Invitation: Clinical leadership for integration
You are invited to an AQuA evening seminar and we are delighted to welcome John Howarth and Hugh Reeve to discuss Clinical leadership for integration – A view from the Provider and Commissioning perspective in Cumbria.
For more information please contact Liz Ashall-Payne at Elizabeth.Ashall-Payne@srft.nhs.uk.

To book on this session please follow this link: www.nhsevents.org

Registration is now open for the final Advancing Quality stroke collaborative of 2012. 

18th September 2012, 10:00am – 01:00pm
Following on from our last event in May, this collaborative will focus on what steps have been taken to improve and sustain the care and management of stroke patients across the North West through the AQ measures.
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org

AQuA Report – Managing Elective Demand – Opportunity to comment on draft AQuA report

As part of the work to finalise the forthcoming AQuA report “Managing Elective Demand”, AQuA is inviting representatives from PCTs/CCGs to a small informal event in July to help shape the final content of the report. Attendees at this session will have access to the draft AQuA report and can discuss the content with members of the AQuA team that were involved in its production. The aim of the session is to gain feedback from commissioner colleagues to help shape the final version of a report (planned for launch in September) which will help to meet commissioners needs around developing responses to managing demand for elective care and provide the basis for further opportunities for AQuA to support local improvement activities.

The meeting will be held in Meeting Room 3 at the Mayo Building, Salford Royal Trust on 19th July at 2 pm till 5 pm. Please contact Chris Linward, AQuA Associate to book a place on this session. Chris.linward@srft.nhs.uk.

Shared Decision Making in Cancer Care WebEx

8th August 2012, 14.00-15.00pm. Presented by Dr Pauline Leonard.
Register for the WebEx here.

Patient Value Maximisation & Shared Decision Making WebEx

11th September 2012, 13.30-14.30pm. Presented by Daghni Rajasingam.

Register for the WebEx here.

Shared Decision Making -The GP Perspective
Shared Decision Making -The GP Perspective! – 11th October 2012, 10.30-11.30am

Integration Discovery Community Focussed Seminar Session
13th September 2012, 01:30pm – 04:30pm.

Seminar: Clinical Leadership for Integration
13th September 2012, 04:30pm – 06:30pm
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org 

Lead Innovation and Create Value – September 25th 2012 at Fab Lab Manchester

Please find attached details of an Innovation event being run by our colleagues at The Manufacturing Institute on September, 25, 2012.
Link to full details…

Advancing Quality orthopaedics collaborative
26th September 2012, 01:00pm – 04:00pm
Registration is now open for the next Advancing Quality collaborative focusing on orthopaedics.

Advancing Quality teams from across the region are invited to attend this collaborative on 26th September 2012, 1pm-4pm, to learn the latest developments in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org

Patient Safety Ambassadors
We are pleased to announce the launch of our second AQuA Patient Safety Ambassador Programme, designed to support Trust Chairs to identify cultural changes needed and assist in the development and understanding of the skills, systems and processes required to assure comprehensive safety and quality governance. This will be undertaken during three workshop based modules delivered during September – December 2012 and supported with an individual learning and reflective log.  For more information, please contact Alison.cole@srft.nhs.uk     Book your place online.

Recruiting for the next free “Nurse First” cohort in Manchester in September 2012
Nurse First is the most intensive innovation and leadership programme in the UK for clinical staff. It is a free 21 – day residential programme that runs over a year and includes masterclasses, learning sets and coaching support, developed in partnership with the Queens Nursing Institute, Bucks New University, the Shaftesbury Partnership and Johnson & Johnson. It will support you to: create innovative ideas to clinical challenges, raise the funding needed to make these ideas happen and help you implement them in your organisation.
For more information visit: www.nursefirst.org.uk

Get to grips with PDSA testing
Are you ready to start PDSA testing around the ‘Safe & Timely Discharge’ interventions? As we start work on PDSA testing of our 4 ‘safe & timely discharge interventions’ I invite you to join me for a practical ‘PDSA – Hands on, Getting to grips with PDSA’ afternoon on 23rd May at the Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, at the Mayo Centre, Salford Royal Hospital Trust, 2-4pm.

Avoiding unnecessary Hospital Admissions and inappropriate A&E attendances of Children & Young People with Long Term Conditions

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM)  in End of Life Care
Cohort 10 (Sept – Oct 2012)
The AQuA Improvement Methodology programme in End of Life Care is geared at front line staff/operational leaders in End of Life Care wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of quality improvement. Delegates will work on their own End of Life Care improvement project and develop a project plan, aim and measures throughout the programme. Suitable for staff with a basic knowledge of quality improvement tools or for experienced staff wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Book online at: www.nhsevents.org Booking closes 10th August 2012 (each individual in the team is required to book a place)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School is a professional educational community that provides online education and training to enable individuals to become change agents in healthcare improvement. AQuA has purchased a number of licenses which will enable current AQuA members to benefit free of charge. This is a real opportunity to develop skills and capacity in individuals whilst supporting the quality and safety agenda in organisations.

In February 2012 we offered each AQuA member the opportunity to assign 5 licenses to named individuals within their organisation. However a number of organisations have yet to take up their full quota of licences. If your organisation has not taken up its licences and you wish to benefit from this excellent opportunity, please contact Lucy Davies on lucy.davies@srft.nhs.uk.
To listen to a WebEx entitled An Introduction to the IHI Open School, please click here.

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