Nurse Awards

Leadership Award winner: Community Nursing Team

Leadership Award winner: Community Nursing Team

Virgin Care

Tracy Harman (pictured) and her team’s comprehensive district nurse development programme has enabled district nurses to develop their leadership skills and empowered them to champion high-quality, compassionate, patient-centred services. All practice teachers, district nurses and senior community nurses at band 6 or 7 took part in the two-and-a-half day programme boasting four modules, including leadership behaviours, managing people and driving improvements. HR policy, root cause analysis for when things go wrong, and how to manage difficult conversations were also included. Participants’ feedback speaks for itself – 100% said after the programme that they were very confident in managing their teams.

Picture credit: Nathan Clarke

The Leadership Award is supported by Nursing Management and sponsored by NHS England.


NHS England

NHS EnglandNHS England’s mission is to ensure health and high quality care for all, now and future generations. NHS England creates the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff to deliver the highest standard of care and ensure that valuable public resources are used effectively to get the best outcomes for individuals, communities and society for now and for future generations.