CPD articles

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

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...

Quality assurance

Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit

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

Leadership

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...

Leadership for service improvement: part 2

THE ASSUMPTION that leaders should be ‘superheroes’ was debunked several years ago in a...

Leadership for service improvement

LEADERSHIP SKILLS have long been identified as key to the delivery of good health care...

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