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Improving ward management

Hilary Walker Assistant nursing director (patient experience), Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham
Cheryl Etches Director of nursing and midwifery, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

This article describes the development, implementation and evaluation of an audit process–the nursing annual audit review -to improve nursing management systems on wards in a large NHS foundation trust. It is set in the context of healthcare governance and improving the quality of services provided by healthcare organisations.

Nursing Standard. 21, 20, 35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.


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