New adult safeguarding improvement tool published

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The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding.


This improvement tool based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards has been refreshed in March 2015. It has been developed in partnership by:

  • Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • NHS Confederation
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners

Developed by the sector, the key areas of focus have been used in numerous peer reviews and challenges and as a means of self-assessment. The characteristics of a well-performing and ambitious partnership are described, particularly in relation to the three key partners in safeguarding adults: the council, NHS and Police.

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


News selection from the BMJ

BMJ 2013;346:f3129 (Published 16 May 2013)

BMJ 2013;346:f3114 (Published 14 May 2013)


BMJ 2013;346:f2716 (Published 14 May 2013)