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Working autonomously: identifying required skills and competence by Anne McDermott, Nurse Consultant in Transplant, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Harefield Hospital

Anne McDermottAnne McDermott

“It is important that staff and nurses have the right training to work in advanced roles”

Anne went on to discuss why competency is important and this included:  
Maintains standards
Measurable
Facilitates good practice
Patient safety
Organisational accountability/liability
Professional accountability

“You may think someone is competent but are they? We can develop our competence but we must maintain it. The definition of competence in the dictionary is the condition of being capable and have the ability. Polices and protocols enables practices to be measured, provides clarity and enables standards of care.”

Anne concluded her presentation by saying that eexperienced nurses are in a good position to assess services offered to patients and to consider alternative ways of working.  And that nurse led clinics can improve the provision of quality care and increase productivity.

She also said that nurse led initiatives offer opportunities for professional role development and increased job satisfaction.  

“You need to make sure you have the right people with the right skills, in the right place at the right time.”

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Events of interest include:

Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services
Tuesday 14 October 2014 London

Effective Ward Manager
Thursday 16 October 2014 London

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 21 October 2014 London

Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers
Monday 3 November 2014 London

Masterclass: Nurse Led Discharge
Friday 7 November 2014 London

Embedding a Culture of Collective Healthcare Leadership Post Francis
Friday 14 November 2014 London

Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix In Mental Health
Monday 17 November 2014 London

Nurse Clinics 2014
Wednesday 19 November 2014 Birmingham

Hospital Care at Night
Tuesday 2 December 2014 London

Nurse Prescribing
Friday 5 December 2014 London

Non-Medical Prescribing
Friday 5 December 2014 London

Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation
Tuesday 9 December 2014 Manchester

Effective Nurse Director
Tuesday 13 January 2015 London

Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation in Mental Health
Wednesday 14 January 2015 London

Safe Staffing: Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Tuesday 27 January 2015 London

Advancing IV Therapy
Thursday 29 January 2015 London

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 10 February 2015 London


Download: Anne McDermott Presentation

2 October 2014

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