Do governing body and CSU nurses on clinical commissioning groups really lead a nursing agenda? Findings from a 2015 Survey of the Commissioning Nurse Leaders’ Network Membership

O'Driscoll, Mike and Allan, Helen T. and Lee, Gay and Savage, Jan and Tapson, Christine and Dixon, Roz (2018) Do governing body and CSU nurses on clinical commissioning groups really lead a nursing agenda? Findings from a 2015 Survey of the Commissioning Nurse Leaders’ Network Membership. Journal of Nursing Management, 26 (3). pp. 245-255. ISSN 0966-0429

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Abstract

Aims
This paper presents findings from a 2015 survey of the Commissioning Nurse Leaders’ Network (CNLN) aiming to understand how governing body nurses (GBNs), perceive their influence and leadership on clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

Methods
An online survey method was used with a census sample of 238 GBNs and nurses working in CSUs, who were members of the CNLN. The response rate was 40.7% (n=97).

Results
While most GBNs felt confident in their leadership role, this was less so for non-executive GBNs and nurses in CSUs were much less positive than GBNs about their influence on CCGs.

Conclusions
Despite GBNs’ satisfaction with their impact on CCGs, there is no reliable evidence of this impact. The purpose of such roles to "represent nursing, and ensure the patient voice is heard” (NHSCC 2016:9) may be a flawed aspiration, conflating nursing leadership and patient voice.

Implications for Nursing Management
This is the first study to explicitly explore differences between executive and non-executive GBNs and CSUs. Achieving CCG goals, including developing and embedding nursing leadership roles in CCGs, may be threatened if the contributions of GBNs, and other nurses supporting, CCGS, go unrecognised or if GPs or other CCG executive members dominate decision-making.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 22154
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: O'Driscoll M., Allan H.T., Lee G., Savage J., Tapson C. & Dixon R. (2018) Journal of Nursing Management 26, 245–255 Do governing body and CSU nurses on clinical commissioning groups really lead a nursing agenda? Findings from a 2015 Survey of the Commissioning Nurse Leaders' Network Membership, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12485. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
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Depositing User: Mike O'driscoll
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 04:04
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22154

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