This section provides links to signpost to you to the different articles that have been published about Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV), supporting the evidence base of the framework to help us improve our work. Have a read and see whether you can use this research and evidence to identify and address unwarranted variation in your workplace.
Leading Change, Adding Value articles:
In January 2018, an article written by a freelance journalist in the Nursing Standard describes how Leading Change, Adding Value is now halfway through its three-year implementation programme. It highlights how LCAV emphasises that all staff are leaders, whatever their role, wherever they work. The article describes how all front-line staff can make a difference.
In the same January 2018 Nursing Standard issue, Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing, Professional Development at NHS England authored an overview article describing the quantifiable contribution of nursing, midwifery and care staff. Susan described how leadership is not always about managing teams – it is about looking at what needs to change or could be changed to improve services and outcomes for patients as well as describing the key elements of LCAV.
A series of Leading Change, Adding Value articles were published in the British Journal of Nursing.
- Chief Nursing Officers: the past,present and future of nursing – In celebration of International Nurses Day, Jane Cummings, Charlotte McArdle, Fiona McQueen and Jean White, Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, reflect on the state of nursing in their respective countries, and what the future might hold for this rapidly evolving profession. – British Journal of Nursing, 2016, Vol 25, No 9.
- A process evaluation of the first year of Leading Change, Adding Value- Kate Zubairu, Kate Lievesley, Sergio A. Silverio, Stacey McCann, Jill Fillingham, Axel Kaehne, John Sandars, Lynda Carey, Susan Aitkenhead and Jeremy Brown. British Journal of Nursing, 2018, Vol 27, No 14.
- A call to action to improve the visibility of research by nursing, midwifery and care staff Ian Peate, Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing British Journal of Nursing, 2018, Vol 27, No 2.
- Raising the profile of healthcare research with policy makers – Katerina Kolyva, Executive Director, Council of Deans of Health, discusses the importance of demonstrating the positive effects of nursing and midwifery research on patient care and safety in order to influence policy makers British Journal of Nursing, 2018, Vol 27, No 11.
Exploring unwarranted variation through the RightCare programme: The NHS RightCare programme is driven by the wish to reduce unwarranted variation and redirect resources towards better-quality care. It prompts nurses to take control and lead change.
The LCAV Operational Team will continue to contribute to the evidence base for this work and the links to any published articles will be provided here in a timely manner.
The (full) articles written or co-authored by the Leading Change, Adding Value Operational Team are available upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org.