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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

 

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.