Investing in nurse development: facilitating communication within and across CNS teams

Elizabeth Lank

Although a key skill of nursing is communication with patients and the multidisciplinary team, ensuring good communication channels within and across nursing teams is also essential. Speaking from the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) Annual Conference 2017, held in Harrogate, UK, Elizabeth Lank, of Ascot, UK, discusses the benefits of investing time for nurses to meet together and share their expertise, highlighting how this enables them to develop their skills further. She gives examples of how this has occured at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the feedback of the nurses at this center.

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