CPD articles

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

Developing a leadership programme for junior nurses

Developing a leadership programme for junior nurses

Understand the importance of organising professional development for junior nurses

Supporting newly qualified nurses to develop their leadership skills

Supporting newly qualified nurses to develop their leadership skills

Enhance your knowledge of leadership styles, traits and characteristics

Using data analytics to enhance quality improvement projects

Using data analytics to enhance quality improvement projects

Data analytics in healthcare can enhance the effectiveness of quality improvement projects

Using coaching and action learning to support staff leadership development

Using coaching and action learning to support staff leadership development

Refresh your knowledge of professional development approaches

Improving safety by developing trust with a just culture

Improving safety by developing trust with a just culture

How to apply a just culture approach to your organisation

Healthy eating

Promoting healthy eating in nurses

Leadership and management practices that can support healthy eating in the workplace

Compassionate leadership: how to support your team when fixing the problem seems impossible

Compassionate leadership: supporting your team when fixing the problem seems impossible

Adopting a more compassionate approach adds to a nurse manager’s leadership skills

Effective nurse leadership in times of crisis

Effective nurse leadership in times of crisis

Essential leadership skills and the importance of decision-making and emotional intelligence

Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership

Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership

This article explores the concept of leadership in health and social care

Supporting staff who are second victims after adverse healthcare events

Supporting staff who are second victims after adverse healthcare events

It is important to be aware of the effects of adverse events on second victims

Chairing meetings

Chairing and managing formal workplace meetings: skills for nurse leaders

An overview of how to lead and manage effective meetings

Teamwork in nursing: essential elements for practice

Teamwork in nursing: essential elements for practice

As any nurse working in the NHS knows, teamwork can be powerful. Successful teamwork can make a huge workload of unmanageable tasks manageable. However, unsuccessful teamwork can leave people struggling to cope. This article explores readers’ knowledge and skills related to teamwork and provides them with new skills and techniques to improve practice.

Action learning: staff development, implementing change, interdisciplinary working and...

Action learning (AL) is a process that supports problem-solving by applying a questioning...

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...

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

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...

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

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

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