APPRAISAL, COMPETENCIES AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OF STAFF AT AN ACUTE TRUST IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE OF GREAT BRITAIN

Datta, Helen (2007) APPRAISAL, COMPETENCIES AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OF STAFF AT AN ACUTE TRUST IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE OF GREAT BRITAIN. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Appraisals can be defined as a process undertaken by oneself or others to analyse and assess the range of professional knowledge, skills and attitudes, which directly and indirectly affect the performance of nursing care activities.

Changes in the management structures of the NHS in the 1980s introduced new management styles and concepts that were already in use in the commercial sector. With this came the introduction of the Appraisal and the Individual Performance Review (IPR), which was, implemented in general management. It was slow to extend beyond the senior management grades. The researcher had undergone an Appraisal process elsewhere and finding it beneficial wanted to examine this area of relevance. It has been established that the Trust she was working in did not have any appraisal process in place and therefore decided to conduct an academic study to examine the expectation and beliefs of nurses in one Directorate of the Trust. The results of which was presented to the Trust, following which the Trust implemented a Competency Progression Scheme for Nurses and invited the researcher to return and evaluate the scheme prior to its roll out to the rest of the Directorates of the Trust. At this point a second study was conducted which will be referred to as the Main Study throughout the text of this dissertation.

The Competency Progression Scheme was found to be a success due to staff involvement at all levels. Obviously, numerous problems can be envisaged in the implementation of any new scheme whether it is a simple appraisal, IPR system or a competency scheme. There are issues such as lack of time, staff commitment, training facilities and management support.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Appraisals, IPR (Inidividual Performance Review), Competency Progression Scheme for Nurses, NHS Trusts
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 15:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20886

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