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NHS Improvement says matrons need to be visible in clinical workplace

New handbook reflects the expanded role of the modern matron and can be a guide for training and continuing professional development
Picture shows medics having a conversation in a hospital ward. A new handbook reflects the expanded role of the modern matron and can be a guide for training and continuing professional development.

New handbook reflects the expanded role of the modern matron and can be a guide for training and continuing professional development

  • NHS Improvement handbook says matrons should be inclusive, advance opportunity and address inequality
  • As an ‘authoritative presence’ they should be role models of values and behaviours
  • Matrons urged to lead with kindness and empathy, do clinical rounds and talk with patients

Matrons should be seen in clinical areas undertaking regular clinical rounds, talking with patients and listening to their concerns, new career development guidance says.

The leadership advice is in a new NHS Improvement handbook that reflects the expanded role of the modern matron and will act as a

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