Modernizing the school health workforce. Staff perceptions of a rapid roll-out redesign programme.

Jack, B., Bray, L., Kirby, J., O'Brien, M., Brown, J., Swift, J., Leigh, R. and Gavin-Daley, A. (2008) Modernizing the school health workforce. Staff perceptions of a rapid roll-out redesign programme. Journal Of Nursing Management, 16 (6). pp. 700-706. ISSN 0966-0429 DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2934.2007.00821.x

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Abstract

AIMS: To explore the perceptions of staff participating in an NHS school health workforce modernization rapid roll-out redesign programme. BACKGROUND: The health and well-being of children is central to national policy and focuses upon multi-agency working. As part of the NHS modernization programme, a rapid roll-out workforce redesign model was developed for the school health workforce and introduced in northern England. METHODS: An evaluation approach using electronic distributed questionnaires and telephone interviews was utilized. RESULTS: Respondents reported that the approach was a valuable and fast way of introducing change to the workforce. Benefits for participants in providing networking opportunities were reported. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY: Data were collected from one programme and local factors may have influenced the findings. CONCLUSION: The rapid roll-out approach appears to be a successful way of introducing change to the school health workforce. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Workforce redesign using a rapid roll-out approach is a fast and effective approach, additionally providing benefits for staff participating in the process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 15:21
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/409

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