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Tagged In:  Career Advice, Nursing

Last week, we shared with you some of the best professional advice that many of our nurses had ever heard.

This week, our nurses have shared their feedback relating to what on-going professional support and guidance they would like to receive from their Matrons or Nursing Team Leaders. 

As you would expect, there was a wide range of responses from our community.

Provide continuous support for the development of staff…

“Offer training and exposure to other areas of health and social care.” Jospeh, Dagenham

“Managers and team leaders should provide clinical supervision, peer support, encourage further learning and give positive feedback. Managers who are present on the ward and role models are essential.” Margaret, Manchester

“Continue with professional development and give each staff member the chance to have protected learning times within their roles of working hours.” Mark, Northampton

“Acknowledge difficulties and support individuals to achieve their best and do not give generic supervisions.” Reuben, Batley

Encourage independence of team members…

“Allow empowerment in all clinicians. Team leaders should empower their staff to develop and make decisions.” Carole, Coventry

“Allow autonomy and light touch management.” Sheila, Mellor

“Do not micromanage. Support when needed and encourage shared practice.” Cathy, Kings Lynn

Communicate effectively and often…

“Be approachable, listen, have staff meetings, give clinical supervision regularly, be respectful, try and implement changes.” Anonymous

“Be open, honest and timely during supervisions, provide suggestions for improvement where concerns have arisen.” Saladin, Dorking

“Be transparent, bold and honest in communication with team members. Team spirit is key!” Anonymous

Maintain guidelines…

“Ensure you are kept updated and promote clinical governance.” Dylan, Cwmbran

“Provide reflection on/in practice sharing of information and encourage SMART outcomes.” Pamela, Middlesex

“Demonstrate transparency, credibility and be genuine. Be seen to be strong to support junior staff rather than look to scapegoat or accept credibility for others work.” Julie, Plymouth

What do you think? How would you like to be supported by your manager? Or alternatively, if you are a Matron or Team Leader, what would you recommend for your team? Let us know your thoughts via the comments box below, or send us a tweet to @SanctuaryHealth
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