Implementation of nursing grand rounds at a large acute hospital trust.Br J Nurs. 2012 Feb 8-22; 21(3):182-5.BJ
This article outlines the implementation of nursing grand rounds (NGRs) in one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals in the UK, to share clinical and professional expertise in providing quality and evidence-based care to registered nurses and allied health professionals. A pilot was successfully trialled on one hospital site for 3 months, which was then rolled out across the organization. The objectives of the programme encouraged participation from clinical nurse specialist colleagues to promote their role and present their work, including evidenced-based care, service improvement and research. A variety of multidisciplinary team members attended and highly evaluated the 3-month pilot NGRs. The criticism of having an inappropriately sized venue was addressed, and this coupled with offering food before lectures has encouraged greater participation and networking.