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Change and transition: Navigating the journey >

British Journal of School Nursing
In the current climate of cuts the health service is set to undergo a major overhaul, and the school nursing role is likely to be affected. In this second article, Christine McLean looks introduces a five step framework for overseeing transition.

Using NLP to help patients achieve their goals >

British Journal of Primary Care Nursing
How can you help patients to achieve their goals when trying to improve their health? In this article, we explore the neurolinguistic programming (NLP) technique of defining "keys to an achievable outcome". The theory is that the more specific you are about the goal you are aiming for, the more achievable it becomes. This follows two articles in previous issues where we examined how to develop rapport with patients using linguistics and body language effectively

Building rapport with patients >

British Journal of Primary Care Nursing
The use of language is obviously very important in effective communication, and gives important clues as to how people make sense of the world around them, and how they understand their experiences. In this article, we will look at how to use effective body language and non-verbal communication to its fullest extent in the clinic setting.

NLP – getting to the heart of communication >

British Journal of Primary Care Nursing
Imagine what it would be like if you could communicate effectively with every person you meet. What would it be like to know that any messages you want to put across to your patients mean the same to them when they hear them as they mean to you? A few basic pointers in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) may help to improve how clearly you communicate with others. In this article we will look at linguistics, or the use of language, as one part of NLP and a key indicator of how people make sense of, and interpret, the world.

Change and transition: What is the difference? >

British Journal of School Nursing
In the current climate of cuts the health service is set to undergo a major overhaul, and the school nursing role is likely to be affected. In this first article, Christine McLean looks at the concepts of change and transition during organizational and/or team restructure.

 

I have worked with Christine previously for approximately seven years, and during this time Christine has provided excellent managerial support and mentorship for her colleagues which she has had responsibility for which have included by clinical and non-clinical staff.

She has also delivered on a number of occasions a wide range of training courses, including short courses and longer term ones to clinical and front line staff. Some subjects covered included: time management, team leadership skills, mentorship, counselling, coaching, change management. The training courses which Christine run have always been very interesting and interactive, and have always evaluated very well. I have no hesitation in recommending Christine to other Trusts to deliver training.

I will also be commissioning training from Christine for Kirklees PCT in the future.
Liz Butterfield, Head of Knowledge and Learning, Kirklees PCT
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