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Essential leadership skills for motivating and developing staff

31 August 2011

Nursing Management


Achieving and sustaining high quality patient care and containing costs are important aspects of a nurse manager’s role, and a successful manager needs to have the...

Processes to engage and motivate staff

01 December 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Nursing has a history of poor workplace contexts in which the focus has been on performing and completing tasks, rather than engaging fully with patients. Further,...

Embedding a culture of evidence-based practice

26 November 2012

Nursing Management


Evidence-based practice (EBP) can improve patient outcomes, cost effectiveness and staff satisfaction, and nursing care should be based on the best available...

Improving door-to-needle times for patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis

10 November 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of chemotherapy and has an associated mortality of 2% to 21%. Patients can deteriorate rapidly and...

Leadership styles in nursing

21 June 2017

Nursing Standard


Nurses are often asked to think about leadership, particularly in times of rapid change in healthcare, and where questions have been raised about whether leaders and...

Developing nurses’ transformational leadership skills

16 August 2017

Nursing Standard


Healthcare is a complex area with significant potential for service improvement despite the effects of increasing economic and social pressures on the quality and...

Developing a nurse-led clinic using transformational leadership

25 March 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are at the forefront of implementing and managing change, given constantly changing healthcare services and the increase in demand for health care. Therefore,...

Developing effective nurse leadership skills

07 May 2019

Nursing Standard


Leadership is a role that nurses are expected to fulfil, regardless of their job title and experience. Nurses are required to lead and manage care as soon as they...

Applying transformational leadership in nursing practice

16 December 2019

Nursing Standard


The updated Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards of proficiency for nurses emphasise the importance of nurse leadership, while the NHS has also developed...

Using collective leadership to support nurses and enhance patient outcomes

24 April 2023

Nursing Standard


Healthcare services and nursing environments are becoming increasingly highly pressured and stressful areas in which to work. However, effective leadership can have...