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Magnet scheme being tested in England aims to attract and retain nurses, and enhance patient care

Magnet scheme being tested in England aims to attract and retain nurses, and enhance patient care

After a traumatic year at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, 14 hospitals in England are among those taking part in a Europe-wide project to improve nurses’ working environments and reduce their stress levels.

The four-year Magnet4Europe study will implement the principles of the Magnet programme – a US accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in nursing care.

What is ‘Magnet’ and where did it come from?

The Magnet Recognition Programme is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – the non-profit credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association

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