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Kate Sanders Foundation of Nursing Studies discusses What well-led mean at ward level

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Kate Sanders Practice Development Facilitator Foundation of Nursing Studies discussed What well-led mean at ward level. In her presentation Kate looked in-depth at:

  • what does well-led mean at ward level?
  • what qualities to great wards have?
  • monitoring and developing leadership on the ward


In her presentation Kate made the following points;

Ward managers are superheroes

They have the opportunity to do do great things but this comes with great responsibilities

The ward manager role has significant influence in workplace culture

The role acts as a buffer between workplace culture and practice

In great wards staff feel valued and engaged and work in effective teams

Need clear goals. Need to know what they are working towards and how they can contribute.

A shared purpose is crucial for a great ward

Talk about patients as people

Staff should be involved in collection and analysis of data

Shared decision making and taking responsibility for actions

Creating great wards takes time and planning. It is a continuous process. It has to be a facilitated process. The ward manager is the ideal driver

Kate Sanders Biography:

At FoNS, Kate works with nurse-led teams to develop innovative ways of improving practice, enabling them to provide high quality care that is centred on the needs of patients and families. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, England and the Managing Editor of the IPDJ.

Forthcoming events of interest:

Effective Clinical Supervision Skills
Thursday 14 May 2015, London

Implementing The NMC Revised Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives
Tuesday 19 May 2015, London

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 2 June 2015, London

Safe Staffing: Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Monday 8 June 2015, London


Download: Kate Sanders full presentation

16 March 2015

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