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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.

 

Productive Ward article: International Journal of Nursing Studies

The impact of a large-scale Quality Improvement Programme on Work Engagement; Preliminary Results from a national cross-sectional-survey of the ‘Productive Ward …

M White, JSG Wells, T Butterworth – International Journal of Nursing Studies, May 2014

Background
Quality improvement (QI) Programmes, like the Productive Ward: Releasing-time-to-care initiative, aim to ‘engage’ and ‘empower’ ward teams to actively participate, innovate and lead quality improvement at the front line. However, little is known about the relationship and impact that QI work has on the ‘engagement’ of the clinical teams who participate and vice-versa.

Objective
This paper explores and examines the impact of a large-scale QI programme, the Productive Ward, on the ‘work engagement’ of the nurses and ward teams involved.

Design/Methods
Using the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES), we surveyed, measured and analysed work engagement in a representative test group of hospital-based ward teams who had recently commenced the latest phase of the national ‘Productive Ward’ initiative in Ireland and compared them to a control group of similar size and matched (as far as is possible) on variables such as ward size, employment grade and clinical specialty area.

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

 

Mentorship – what is it worth?

British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 22, Iss. 11,
13 Jun 2013, pp 662
Contents for British Journal of Nursing, Volume 22 Issue 2, 24 January 2013

Advancing Practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 2: setting objectives

Advancing Practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 2: setting objectives

John Fowler

British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 22, Iss. 2, 24 Jan 2013, pp 116

This series of articles is designed to help you advance your nursing practice. The first article explored the motivation to advance practice and the differences between specialist and advanced practice. This article will examine the importance of setting objectives.

Nursing and midwives’ regulator ‘letting down’ patients

By Jane Dreaper, Health correspondent, Extract from BBC News

Failings “at every level” of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) mean it is letting down patients in its prime duty to protect them, says a report.

The UK’s 670,000 nurses and midwives have to register with the troubled regulator to enable them to work.

The independent review gives details of the NMC’s backlog of complaints against nurses and midwives.

via BBC News – Nursing and midwives’ regulator ‘letting down’ patients.

RCN: New technology guides for nursing staff

RCN launches new technology guides
These guides are aimed at helping nursing staff utilise technology to complement their clinical practice. The guides cover: using technology to complement nursing practice, using telephone advice for patients with long-term conditions, using text messaging services, developing and using websites and using telehealth to monitor patients remotely.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

RCN launches new technology guides
These guides are aimed at helping nursing staff utilise technology to complement their clinical practice. The guides cover: using technology to complement nursing practice, using telephone advice for patients with long-term conditions, using text messaging services, developing and using websites and using telehealth to monitor patients remotely.

The King’s Fund: Care in the balance:

Care in the balance: a UNISON survey into staff/patient ratios on our wards
This survey asked nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and other staff to chart their experiences including the pressures of a typical working day to reveal some insight into NHS working.

News from NHS Evidence: Pensions and caring in crisis

Caring in crisis: the impact of the financial crisis on nurses and nursing
NHS pension scheme

Spirituality in Nursing care – free online resource from RCN

This online resource supports nursing staff to explore the issue of spirituality in an interactive and reflective way that develops self-awareness and highlights implications and considerations for nursing practice. It will aims to be of use to all health care professionals, allowing them to engage with and address important questions about the spiritual aspect of care.

Nurses – update your leadership skills for free

NHS Connecting for Health courses at various venues

  1. Are nurses slow to innovate and adopt new approaches to delivering care?
  2. Do you know what patients now expect with regard to information?
  3. Do you know how to make sure you are counting apples and not pears?
  4. Are we developing the necessary skills in our workforce for the future?
  5. Could information governance get any more boring yet be so important?
  6. When did patient safety become an IT issue not a clinical one?
  7. Are we prepared for being visible?
  8. Do you understand the potential for changing practice as a result of technology and the consequences?

The Leadership for Informed Practice Programme is for senior nurses and midwives across the whole healthcare system and runs over three days, on various dates, each day approximately a week apart. Various venues are available.

The course is free to attend. Please visit our events website for more information and to book a place.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact clinicaldivision@nhs.net.

NEW BOOKS: Nursing – June 2011

Ackley, Betty J. Nursing diagnosis handbook: an evidence-based guide to planning care 2011 616.075
Bach, Shirley Communication and interpersonal skills for nurses 2009 610.730699
Bond, Meg Skills of clinical supervision for nurses: a practical guide for supervisees, clinical supervisors and managers 2010 610.730683
Burns, Nancy Understanding nursing research: building an evidence-based practice 2011 610.73072
Carvalho, Sally Fundamental aspects of legal, ethical and professional issues in nursing 2011 174.29073
Cassedy, Paul First steps in clinical supervision: a guide for healthcare professionals 2010 610.730699
Drolet, Beth A. Birthmarks of medical significance 2010 / October 618.92
Eslick, Guy D. Paediatric chest pain 2010/December 618.92
Griffith, Richard Law and professional issues in nursing 2010 344.420414
Harver, Andrew Asthma, health and society 2010 616.238
Holland, Karen Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney model in practice 2008 610.73011
Holt, Tim ABC of diabetes 2010 616.412
International conference on harmonisation of technical requirements for registration of pharmaceuticals for human use ICH harmonised tripartite guideline for good clinical practice 1996 / June 362.1068
Jagoda, Andy Seizures 2011 / Feb 617.1
Kubler-Ross,Elizabeth On death and dying: what the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy and their own families 2009 155.937
Marks, David F. Health psychology: theory, research and practice 2011 610.19
Mazurek, Bernadette Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: a guide to best practice 2011 362.105
Ng, Vicky Lee Optimization of outcomes for children after solid organ transplantation 2010 / April 618.92
Parrott, Roxanne Talking about health: why communication matters 2009 610.696
Peate, Ian Nursing care and the activities of living 2010 610.73
Rebar, Cherie R. Understanding nursing research: using research in evidence-based practice 2011 610.73072
Reid, Norma G. Research methods and statistics in health care 1987 378.0072
Rolfe,Gary Critical reflection in practice: generating knowledge for care 2011 610.7301
Rovensky, Jozef Dictionary of rheumatology 2009 616.723
RoyalCollegeofNursing Making nursing visible: valuing our contribution to high quality patient-centred care 2011 /June 610.73011
Shields, Linda Perioperative care of the child: a nursing manual 2010 617.98
Stables, Dot Physiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences 2010 612.62
Walsh, Danny The nurse mentor’s handbook: supporting students in clinical practice 2010 610.730699
Weber, Janet R. Nurses’ handbook of health assessment 2010 610.73

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