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Leadership scheme to develop the careers of talented candidates

01 February 2012

Nursing Management


The Top Leaders programme supports career development by identifying talented staff and equipping them with a range of management skills and approaches. The...

Developing leadership skills at the front line

27 October 2011

Nursing Management


The health secretary announced in July plans to launch a NHS Leadership Academy. This article explains what progress has been made in setting up the body and...

Leadership scheme targets new nurse and midwifery graduates

31 August 2011

Nursing Management


The Modernising Nursing Careers initiative offers development opportunities to recently registered nurses and midwives. The initiative has included a pilot for early...

Action learning: staff development, implementing change, interdisciplinary working and leadership

30 April 2019

Nursing Management

Staff development

Action learning (AL) is a process that supports problem-solving by applying a questioning formula to challenge issues and prompt actions. Initially developed to...

Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership

19 March 2020

Nursing Management


This article explores the concept of leadership in health and social care. All nurses have an important leadership role, which is reflected in the principles of the...

Use of instant messaging to enhance leadership and management training for rural nurse managers

15 October 2019

Nursing Management

technology-enabled care

This article describes a study that explored the use of instant messaging in continuing education for nurses and midwives using a leadership and management programme...

Identifying the challenges and opportunities of the executive nurse director role in the UK: a scoping review

15 October 2020

Nursing Management


The executive nurse director role is complex and there is significant variation in the expectations and responsibilities placed on it. The main function of the role...

Exploring the role of effective nurse leadership during COVID-19

18 May 2021

Nursing Management


The role of leadership in nursing and healthcare is continuously being examined, and has undergone increasing public and media scrutiny due to the coronavirus...

Leadership in children and young people’s nursing: an evolving journey

03 June 2024

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Children and young people’s (CYP) nursing leaders have experienced considerable challenges in the context of a complex health and social care system with rapidly...

Lessons from school: what nurse leaders can learn from education

01 July 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and lessons from the schools system are relevant to nursing leadership. This...