This week FoNS practice development facilitator, Jo Odell, talks about gathering and using patients’ experiences of care. As leader of the Patients First Programme, she has worked with many teams who have gathered and shared stories for different purposes and in different ways. Read more …
International Practice Development Journal focus
FoNS is delighted that the IPDJ has been re-listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals. Given the worrying rise in the number of predatory open access journals, it's great to be recognised for the quality of our publication processes.
IPDJ Deadline for submissions
Just a reminder: submissions for the IPDJ are welcome at any time, but our deadline for Volume 7, No 1 is 17th January 2017. Please send submissions to: [email protected]
Leading the health service into the future: transforming the NHS through transforming ourselves by Mansoor Akhtar, James Norbert Casha, Julia Ronder, Mohamed Sakel, Catherine Wight and Kim Manley
This paper explores a practice development based leadership programme to support a group of medical doctors with their leadership journey, to equip them to become transformational leaders and contribute to a growth in internal leadership capacity. The paper describes the importance of clinical leadership including its role in creating ‘better places to work’ (p 2). It includes a really interesting discussion of leadership – what it’s for and what it entails, and describes the components of the 9 month programme. The impacts of the programme are illustrated through the individual reflective accounts. The programme was not without challenges, but has had ‘a positive impact on participants in their role as clinical leaders’ (p 18). A really good read.
Interested in leadership?
Fostering a Culture of Effectiveness through Practice Development, 3-7 July 2017
A key aspect of the learning from this FoNS hosted residential programme, is leadership.
What do previous participants say after 6 months?
- It [the school] helped me take a step back and I now use my passion for nursing to inspire others to make the changes rather than at times trying to rescue.
- It’s helped them (the team) take ownership of their practice and enabled them to have access to support that helps them lead on developments.
- It had a huge influence upon everything that I do and how I do it … the ways that I work with people by helping them to explore challenges and find solutions results in them designing their own ways forward which can create greater commitment to action and increased confidence in them exercising their professional voice and expressing values.
And don’t forget we are offering optional on-going mentorship to cement your learning. Visit the website for more information.
‘Knowing why we do what we do’ - Establishing a Unit Practice Council to Improve Evidence Based Nursing Practice in Acute Medicine using Appreciative Inquiry
This report describes how, supported by FoNS, nurses and other key stakeholders developed a Unit Practice Council to implement change using a shared governance approach. Shared governance is a style of nursing management which empowers frontline staff to be involved in the decisions made about their practice. The Unit Practice Council was involved in improvements in many areas of practice. This initiative has now gone from strength to strength with more than 25 UPCs across the Trust, see more...
Creating Caring Cultures: using animation to help people to get started by Kate Sanders and Theresa Shaw
The aim of facilitation and leadership is to create a culture where staff feel valued and supported, enabling them to provide care that is person-centred, safe and effective. This paper sketches out why FoNS decided to create its animation and resources. ‘Although much has been spoken about the need for culture change over the past few years, following the publication of several high-profile reports into significant failures in health and social care in the UK, in our [FoNS’] experience of working with staff at the frontline of care, they are often at a loss as to know how to get started…. It seems that a lot of attention has been focused on the ‘what’ but not so much on the ‘how’, particularly at the level of frontline care and services.’ (p 1)
Nursing education and professional development: the global perspective
RCN Education Forum International Conference & Exhibition 2017
Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 March 2017, Cardiff
This conference will support you as a healthcare educator by updating you on latest developments, facilitating discussion that will help shape best practice and provide a platform to network with nursing colleagues from across the world.
Programme highlights include:
- Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Dame Jill McLeod Clark, Professor Jan Dewing, Dr Alison Steven and Professor Pauline Pearson
- Interactive sessions: workshops and masterclasses
- The global and 4 country perspective
- Have your say: ‘ask the RCN’ panel and peer recognition of best posters
Visit the website for more information and bookings.
England Centre for Practice Development Newsletter
Current and back issues are available from the ECPD website. News form Canterbury plus national and international news.