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Title: A study of nurses in management within the NHS in Scotland 1994-1995
Author: Ulusoy, Hatice
ISNI:       0000 0001 3540 8880
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2000
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This descriptive study examines the role of nurses in management within the NHS in Scotland between 1994-1995. The general aim of the study was to provide information about the emerging role of nurses in management in the NHS after the Reforms in 1990. Data collection tools were a postal questionnaire to all subjects (N=284) and later interviews with 27 participants. The Questionnaire was carried out between MayJuly 1994. Overall response rate was 64.4%. The interviews were conducted in February and March 1995. All nurses in management working in hospitals and the community, in Scotland, with the exception of those meeting exclusion criteria, were invited to participate in the study. In this study the men were slightly younger than the females and the men were more likely to be married than the females. There were 44 different job titles used by the 158 respondents. Approximately one in four of subjects had a degree. In total 76 (48%) respondents had had a formal "management training" qualification but only 10% had degree level management education. Almost all the subjects stated that their job had changed greatly after the NHS 1990 reforms and their responsibilities had increased. In total 68 respondents perceived the role of nurses in management negatively. In terms of future career developments of the subjects 17% expected their next career step to be a more into general management role within the NHS. The study provides lessons which will be of value in planning the selection and training of future nurse managers. In this study it was suggested that nurses in management should undertake proper management training that would meet their individual needs. In addition first line managers in particular should be supported and encouraged to take up roles in general management. It was suggested that individuals should take more responsibility for shaping their own careers and the NHS should provide support for their staff. It was also believed that this study provides a benchmark where there is little information.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RT Nursing Medical care Management