Shared Decision-Making

A Shared Governance framework as a de-centralised model of leadership that creates a culture in which the delivery of health and social care can thrive has been widely implemented in nursing for more than 30 years and is a key element of the professional practice models in the ‘Pathway to Excellence®’ and ‘Magnet®’ accreditation schemes.

National Chief Nursing Officer for England’s (CNO) Shared Decision-Making Councils are currently being developed to enable the exchange of ideas, and to discuss and propose solutions for a range of issues.

Each council will be made up of nurses and midwives from a variety of roles, backgrounds and organisations to ensure that the CNO is hearing and being advised of opportunities, issues and challenges from those who are currently living and breathing this on a daily basis – a non-hierarchical approach for everyone as leaders and with a direct line to CNO.

“I believe that this is the new leadership model for today and the future, and with this in mind I hope we can work together as #teamCNO to grow our shared leadership mindset and voice.”

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England.