Implementing supervisory status for senior charge nurses
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Implementing supervisory status for senior charge nurses

Margot Russell Deputy director, NMAHP Practice Development Centre, NHS Lanarkshire, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Clare McGuire Programme manager, Leading Better Care, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

This article is the fourth in a series of seven articles relating to the implementation of Leading Better Care (LBC). It describes two projects that were undertaken concurrently within NHS Lanarkshire to support senior charge nurses to work effectively within the role framework of LBC, with enhanced supervisory status. The article discusses the background and aims of the projects, their findings and the resulting action taken by NHS Lanarkshire.

Correspondence margot.russell@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 29, 12,37-43. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.12.37.e9091

Received: 30 April 2014

Accepted: 27 June 2014

Published in print: 19 November 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review