CNO Shared Governance: Collective Leadership – Shared Decision Making

>>Susan Aitkenhead: A key principle of the
Chief Nursing Officer for England shared governance collective leadership programme is ensuring
a strong professional voice and that everyone has the opportunity to contribute and that
their voice is heard no matter where they work and what they do. Shared decision making
is a key component of this and we are delighted to be working with colleagues from Nottingham
University NHS Trust to run a masterclass today to help colleagues understand how shared
decision making works in practice and enable them to go back and work with their colleagues
to start to develop this national collective leadership strong professional voice model.
>>Melanie Robertson: From what I’ve heard this morning shared decision making is a really
exciting opportunity for nurses that are in clinical practice with patients every day
to actually see what can make a difference for patients, empowering them to actually
make improvements and see changes that are really going to matter to patients.>>Mark Curnow: We piloted it, so I’ve seen it from sort of the very beginning and definitely
it’s produced teams within the clinical areas that are much more aware of what’s
going on, they’re much more involved in decisions and actually feel more of a belonging
really, I think for the individual areas it actually allows to bring out diversity of
ideas and thoughts.>>Aquiline Chivinge: Being part of a shared
governance council has really given staff confidence, it has given us a voice, and it
has also given us opportunities for training, we have been presenting our work and sharing
good practices with other networks and also with other colleagues in different hospitals
and we are involved in numerous programmes within the hospital trying to bring the equality
and the diversity agenda on to the forefront to get everybody working together and speaking
and changing culture as well.>>Janet Thompson: Really enjoyed being part
of this masterclass, where we’ve had the opportunity to learn and develop our thinking
on shared governance, understanding the four principals of what shared governance is about
with regards to accountability, ownership, equity and partnership and really how we’re
going to take this back in our organisation and develop the thinking.>>Professor Joanne Cooper: Shared Governance is the most effective way of improving outcomes
for patients by releasing the skills, the talent and the abilities of people that are
making the decisions around care, so it’s really an opportunity to work in partnership
as an organisation with a culture that values the voice of everyone including patients,
the staff and the whole team to think about what’s important, to listen to each other,
to act on the things that will make the most difference and then to really see what the
difference in outcomes are.>>Mandie Sunderland: For me, shared decision
making is probably the most effective thing I’ve seen in my whole career for changing
the culture and empowering clinical staff. We now have band 5 nurses who are part of
our strategic decision making body around professional issues going forward, we have
nurses who have been able to get involved in projects and learn about things that they
would never have been able to before and what we have seen is a real increase in job satisfaction,
development of leadership skills and also now, those nurses going on to pass their experiences
on to others to enable us to take shared decision making even further.

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