CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Importance of reflection in revalidation

Importance of reflection in revalidation

Reflection is a hallmark of professional practice and an important element of the Nursing...

Applying the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation principles in healthcare settings

Applying the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation principles...

The Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998 was radically updated in 2018 and since then there has...

Reflection and personal learning

Reflection and personal learning

Part one of this six-part continuing professional development series considered the role of...

Encouraging reflection in professional learning

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional...

Mentorship

How mentors can influence the values, behaviours and attitudes of nursing staff

This article explores the concept and processes involved in professional socialisation and...

Revalidation

Revalidation: implications for senior nurses

Revalidation replaces the current triennial self-declaration system of maintaining nurse...

Healthcare Costs

Introduction to economic assessment – part 4

This is the final in a series of four continuing professional development articles on...

Pathway

Introduction to economic assessment – part 3

This is the third in a series of four continuing professional development articles on...

Nurse Mentoring

Introduction to economic assessment – part 2

This is the second in a series of four continuing professional development articles that...

Health Costs

Introduction to economic assessment

This is the first in a series of four continuing professional development articles that...

Nursing nous

Understanding nursing ‘nous’ in the context of service improvements

Nurse managers face the challenges of how best to improve healthcare services in ways that...

Discourse

Using narratives and discourses in neglect-prevention training

Training in neglect prevention for healthcare professionals should incorporate understanding...

Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit

Audit is a crucial component of improvements to the quality of patient care. Clinical audits...

Leadership in the ‘new’ NHS

NURSES HAVE long been the ‘invisible’ leaders in the health service; in the public mind,...

The intelligent workforce

IF THE healthcare service is to remain fit for purpose and the government’s skills agenda is...

Making good decisions: part 2

ANY ACCOUNT of the decision making process is incomplete unless it examines how people’s...

Making good decisions: part 1

IT IS inevitable that managers in the health and social care sectors have to make decisions...

Leadership for service improvement: part 3

Leaders cannot lead without power ( Bennis and Nanus 1985 ). Power is the currency of...

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