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Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

08 April 2019

Nursing Standard


Leadership within the healthcare system should be visible at all levels, rather than being dependent solely on the characteristics of those who exert control from...

Developing effective nurse leadership skills

07 May 2019

Nursing Standard


Leadership is a role that nurses are expected to fulfil, regardless of their job title and experience. Nurses are required to lead and manage care as soon as they...

Leadership scheme to develop the careers of talented candidates

01 February 2012

Nursing Management


The Top Leaders programme supports career development by identifying talented staff and equipping them with a range of management skills and approaches. The...

Developing leadership skills at the front line

27 October 2011

Nursing Management


The health secretary announced in July plans to launch a NHS Leadership Academy. This article explains what progress has been made in setting up the body and...

A framework to develop leadership potential

26 November 2011

Nursing Management


Leadership has been acknowledged as central to the development and delivery of health care. This article describes the NHS leadership framework, which was launched...

Principles of ‘servant leadership’ and how they can enhance practice

02 February 2011

Nursing Management


This article explores the concept of service in modern health and social care. It examines the principles of servant leadership in the contexts of service, community...

Leadership styles in nursing

21 June 2017

Nursing Standard


Nurses are often asked to think about leadership, particularly in times of rapid change in healthcare, and where questions have been raised about whether leaders and...

Applying transformational leadership in nursing practice

16 December 2019

Nursing Standard


The updated Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards of proficiency for nurses emphasise the importance of nurse leadership, while the NHS has also developed...

Understanding the relationship between followers and leaders

30 December 2011

Nursing Management


Contemporary healthcare policies tend to imply that successful leadership can be attributed to a single leader. Such an understanding of leadership ignores the...

Evaluation of a primary care triumvirate leadership development programme

30 October 2017

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

This article reports on triumvirate leadership development from the perspective of multiple stakeholder participant groups. These groups include the general practice...