CPD articles

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

Introduction to economic assessment – part 4

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

Introduction to economic assessment – part 3

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

Introduction to economic assessment – part 2

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

Introduction to economic assessment

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

Understanding nursing ‘nous’ in the context of service improvements

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

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...

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....

Leading in teams: part 2

TEAMS HAVE to develop over time, and simply using the term to describe groups of people does...

Leading in teams: part 1

THINK ABOUT a time when you volunteered, or nearly volunteered, to take the lead as part of...

Learning to lead: part 2

LEADERSHIP USED to be most often associated with solitary heroic figures, usually men, who...

Learning to lead

WE CAN CONCEPTUALISE the process of leadership as a cycle of stages: developing initial...

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