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Turning risk-assessment tools into life savers

25 January 2018

Nursing Management

Opinion

In December, the Royal College of Physicians updated its 2012 National Early Warning Score (NEWS) tool for identifying deteriorating patients. It is estimated that...

Preparation for new roles

24 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Careers

I was a director of nursing for eight years, but I knew my real interest was research. When I introduced changes in line with national policies, I wanted to...

A tool for commissioners

10 April 2012

Nursing Standard

Reflections

At times of change and fi nancial challenge, the role of nursing comes under intense scrutiny in relation to how it adds value. For this reason we need to develop a...

Time to reflect and make sure practice is patient-centred

13 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Letter

The Francis report contains harsh but not unexpected criticism of the NHS, and of nursing in particular. As a nurse it is hard to hear, and a lot of nurses who...

Preparation for new roles

18 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Careers

I was a director of nursing for eight years, but I knew my real interest was research. When I introduced changes in line with national policies, I wanted to...

Position of influence

24 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Careers & Jobs

The best way of contributing to the government’s proposed GP commissioning boards is on the minds of many nurses. Those attending the Florence Nightingale...

A tool for commissioners

04 April 2012

Nursing Standard

Feature

At times of change and financial challenge, the role of nursing comes under intense scrutiny in relation to how it adds value. For this reason we need to develop a...

Setting the ideal mix

05 September 2012

Nursing Standard

Opinion

Some years ago I had the misfortune and simultaneous good luck to find myself in a cardiac rapid assessment unit, writes Harry Cayton.