Why management skills are a priority for nurses

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Abstract

Kerridge J (2013) Why management skills are a priority for nurses. Nursing Times; 109: 9, 16–17.

Newly qualified nurses and new nurse managers are often expected to hit the ground running with no management training. Management skills are as important as leadership skills in addressing some of the failings identified in the Francis report. A management framework is required to provide a consistent approach to management development for all staff in healthcare, irrespective of discipline, role, function or seniority.

Management skills are often valued less than leadership and clinical skills, but the NHS would come to a standstill without them

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