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NHS England update for current and aspiring Ward Managers

Denise ChafferDenise Chaffer

Denise outlined the role of NHS England in the changing health and social services landscape along with the critical role of the ward manager in providing leadership for high quality care and she said that there are many negative stories portrayed by the media  on the back of the Mid Staffordshire and other scandal hit organisations. In particular the recognition of the ward manager role as being crucial to determining the outcomes for patients will be explored and the need to  prepare future nurse leaders as early in their career as possible.

Denise's presentation covered the impact of Compassion in Practice – The strategy for Nurses and Care Givers 2012-2015 – and the various work streams/action areas  alongside the recommendations from the Francis Report and recent CQC hospital Inspections.

Denise discussed the recent publication of ward staffing levels and what this means for Ward Managers and Directors of Nursing and delegates were given the opportunity to  reflect on their own leader ship journey, role models they aspire to  emulate and how they impact on developing leaders of the future.

Denise then shared some new emerging data on what it means to  be a compassionate leader or to  lead with compassion and how the experience of staff impacts on and  is reflected in the experience of patients reported in patient satisfaction surveys – in particular the data on the experience of staff and patients from BME backgrounds.

Denise's conclusion challenged delegates to  consider their role in determining the future of the care experience for patients receiving hospital care.

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16 October 2014


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