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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...

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...

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...

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...

Role of front-line nurse leadership in improving care

01 June 2018

Nursing Standard


Healthcare professionals continue to debate how to address the issues of suboptimal care, neglect and abuse in healthcare settings. One solution that is likely to...

Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

08 April 2019

Nursing Standard


Leadership within the healthcare system should be visible at all levels, rather than being dependent solely on the characteristics of those who exert control from...