Developing a general ward nursing dashboard
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Developing a general ward nursing dashboard

Margot Russell Deputy director, NMAHP Practice Development Centre, NHS Lanarkshire, Hamilton, Scotland
Maggie Hogg Practice development practitioner, NMAHP Practice Development Centre, NHS Lanarkshire, Hamilton, Scotland
Stuart Leach Information management, eHealth department, NHS Lanarkshire, Bothwell, Scotland
Mags Penman Senior charge nurse, Wishaw General Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, Wishaw, Scotland
Susan Friel Chief of nursing services, Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, East Kilbride, Scotland

The seventh and final article in the series on Leading Better Care explores some of the challenges in clinical practice relating to the use of data and making information meaningful to senior charge nurses and ward sisters. It describes the collaborative approach taken by NHS Lanarkshire, which involved nursing staff, programme leads and the eHealth team in the development of a general ward nursing dashboard as a means of ensuring safe, effective person-centred care. The article also illustrates how this web-based data-reporting programme is used to support clinical practice.

Nursing Standard. 29, 15,43-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.15.43.e9247

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 20 June 2014

Accepted: 22 September 2014