Developing leadership roles in nursing and midwifery
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Developing leadership roles in nursing and midwifery

Clare McGuire Programme manager, Leading Better Care, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Devashish Ray Research assistant, Leading Better Care, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Lanarkshire

This article is the first in a series of seven articles on an initiative undertaken in NHS Lanarkshire where a creative partnership with the University of the West of Scotland established a shared commitment to developing nursing and midwifery leadership. This article describes the national context within Scotland. It provides an overview of the innovative programmes of work and systems devised to support leadership throughout the organisation with a particular focus on quality of care.

Correspondence clare.mcguire@uws.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 29, 9,43-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.9.43.e9034

Received: 31 March 2014

Accepted: 06 June 2014

Published in print: 29 October 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review