Are children’s nurses ready for collective leadership?
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Are children’s nurses ready for collective leadership?

Sally Shearer Executive director, Nursing and quality, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Association of Chief Children’s Nurses

The term ‘collective leadership’ is used every day in healthcare. It is generally understood to mean ‘distributing and allocating leadership power to wherever expertise, capability and motivation sits within organisations’ (King’s Fund 2014). But how ready is nursing? In terms of children’s nurse leadership, this question has been debated in the context of refreshing the purpose of the Association of Chief Children’s Nurses (ACCN).

Nursing Children and Young People. 32, 2, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.32.2.5.s1

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