Collective leadership is nursing’s direction of travel

Every nurse can be empowered through collective leadership, says the chief nursing officer for England

Every nurse can be empowered through collective leadership, says the chief nursing officer for England

Over the past decade we have seen an increasing focus on nurses as leaders. We are all familiar with the traditional leadership narrative and the often complex debate about ‘how to lead’ in today’s challenging and frequently changing landscape of health and care.

Leadership is a requirement in standards of training and education, and we see it in measurements of regulation. But does a traditional leadership model still fit with today’s models of health and care?

‘The ability to influence a situation and its outcome is something we all have within our gift’

Collective leadership is about everyone taking responsibility, not just for their own job or role but for the success of their team and their organisation as a whole. It is about ensuring


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