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Caroline Alexander, NHS England presentation today on delivering competence within the 6Cs

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Caroline opened her presentation by saying “Sometimes we think of competence as very technical but actually it's about leadership abilities and delivering values. It's about the balance of leadership and management” 

Caroline went onto to discuss the reflections to stimulate our thinking about competence and the challenges achieving it brings and covered these points:

Individual and organisational accountability and responsibility
Leadership and management
Delegation and its implications
Who judges us as competent?
Competence and courage
Service planning - designing competence into services - right care, right place, right time
New competencies – information technology, promoting self care, integration with social care

“There is a thing about families and patients that should be involved in judging us and I think it's a good idea as this gives a 360 degree look at our competencies”

Caroline said that the key messages from the catalyst summit are of relevance to us all and these included the need for honesty and bravery to respond to these issues – we may find ourselves in uncomfortable places and personally challenged about values, views and language – we must move past this.

“We have become much much better at developing competencies in roles like nursing prescrbing and actually using the skills in our roles.”

We must build our knowledge and understanding of each other – see our colleagues and service users as individuals and we do not have enough positive role models in leadership positions – we must develop more.

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Download: Caroline Alexander Presentation

2 October 2014


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