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Nurses’ role 'more significant than that of doctors’ when spreading good practice, study confirms

Researchers call for peer-to-peer support to enable nurses to take on 'hybrid' leadership positions
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Researchers call for peer-to-peer support to enable nurses to take on 'hybrid' leadership positions

A study from Warwick Business School has confirmed the importance of shared leadership involving clinicians and managers and the value of nurses in ‘hybrid’ leadership roles.

Researchers collected data from 12 projects that had reconfigured services in healthcare settings, which were then translated to other locations.

‘Nurses have a better overview of the patient journey and an understanding of the interaction between the community and hospital’

Graeme Currie, Warwick Business School

The most successful project was transferred to 15 other sites across the country. This involved enabling people with less severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to be managed in primary care.

Leadership role

The paper, entitled Sharing leadership for diffusion of innovation in professionalized settings, looked over three years at studies


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