Principles Of Leadership And Change Management Skills Implemented By The Inpatient Diabetic Specialist Nurse

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Introduction The National Health Service (NHS) should be providing a high standard of care, with a work force that can handle continuous change. To accomplish this, the NHS needs to have health care professionals who can implement leadership skills and become role models for others (Oliver, 2006). Mohoney (2001) states that ‘the development of future nurse leaders is one of the biggest challenges faced by the nursing profession’. Nurse leaders have extra responsibility to facilitate action, to implement and devise the appropriate change strategies needed to increase clinical excellence, quality, value and access to a patient-centred care environments (O 'Grady, 2011). This essay will explore the principles of leadership and change management skills implemented by the Inpatient Diabetic Specialist Nurse in the placement situation. Placement Situation The delivery of care for inpatients with diabetes in the NHS needs to be standardised, consistent, effective and proactive, however it has been researched and shown to be inadequate, for example in hospital people with diabetes stay for up to 2.6 days longer than in other specialities (Swift et al, 2012). The hypoglycaemia algorithm is a summary of trust policy, and outlines a three-step method of hypoglycaemia management. In NHS Lothian ‘hypo boxes’ were introduced and integrated in to each ward, to provide a standardised, safe and effective management for hypoglycaemia, which each contain a copy of the hypoglycaemia

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