Confidence in leadership among the newly qualified

Nurs Times. 2013 Oct 23;109(42):15-6.


The Francis report highlighted the importance of strong leadership from health professionals but it is unclear how prepared those who are newly qualified feel to take on a leadership role. We aimed to assess the confidence of newly qualified health professionals working in the West Midlands in the different competencies of the NHS Leadership Framework. Most respondents felt confident in their abilities to demonstrate personal qualities and work with others, but less so at managing or improving services or setting direction.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Nurse's Role / psychology*
  • Nursing Staff / psychology*
  • Nursing Staff / standards*
  • United Kingdom