Public Sector Event

Effective Ward Manager

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Date: 29 Apr 2014

Synopsis: The conference will focus on strengthening and supporting the ward manager, developing competence and career progression and the practicalities of running an effective ward.

Whether you are currently a Ward Manager, or aspiring to be one, this event provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other Ward Managers and Nurse Directors to develop your skills as an effective Ward Manager. The conference will update delegates on the changing role of the Ward Manager. The Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust recommended that: “Ward nurse managers should operate in a supervisory capacity, and not be office-bound or expected to double up, except in emergencies as part of the nursing provision on the ward. They should know about the care plans relating to every patient on his or her ward. They should make themselves visible to patients and staff alike, and be available to discuss concerns with all, including relatives. Critically, they should work alongside staff as a role model and mentor, developing clinical competencies and leadership skills within the team. As a corollary, they would monitor performance and deliver training and /or feedback as appropriate, including a robust annual appraisal.” This recommendation was accepted in principle by the Government on the 19th November 2013. The Government stated that: “There needs to be local flexibility in delivering nursing care, so the government are not mandating that ward nurse managers must operate solely in a supervisory capacity. However, in the initial government response to the inquiry, Patients First and Foremost, the Department of Health gave strong support to supervisory roles for ward managers (including sister, charge nurse and team leader) in delivering oversight to all aspects of care on a ward and in a community, from cleanliness to allocation of staff. Nurse leadership and visibility at ward level provided by a ward manager is also important to the delivery of safe, high-quality care to patients.” The Government Response to the Francis Inquiry November 2013


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