Planning successful change incorporating processes and people
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Planning successful change incorporating processes and people

Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor Senior lecturer, Practice development, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, Dorset.

Implementing change is a core element of developing healthcare practice. While planning the practical aspects of change is vital, so too is considering how people will perceive and be affected by an innovation, including what individuals and teams will gain or lose, who the opinion leaders will be and the influence of workplace culture. The aim of this article is to highlight some of the considerations that may be useful in planning successful change.

Nursing Standard. 27, 38,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.05.27.38.35.e7560

Accepted: 08 February 2013

Published in print: 22 May 2013

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review