Nursing input is vital to set services on a new course

Nurses must be involved in transforming care if it is to be patient centred

Nurses must be involved in transforming care if it is to be patient centred

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Nurses and other healthcare professionals are well versed in leading innovative service improvement.

We know from the case studies demonstrating the success of the NHS England (2016) strategy that we, as a profession, can lead and improve the experiences and lives of patients.

We also know that pressures on the healthcare system will continue despite service improvement, so we must ask ourselves: ‘Is service improvement transformational and do nurses need to do more than improve to provide a sustainable service?’

In a healthcare context, transformation is a process of profound and radical change. It orientates an organisation in a new direction and takes it to a different level of effectiveness.

Unlike service or quality improvement, which imply incremental progress on the same plane, transformation implies


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