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Importance of reflection in revalidation

27 February 2019

Nursing Management

Staff development

Reflection is a hallmark of professional practice and an important element of the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process. Following two previous...

How to reflect on clinical practice

24 June 2024

Nursing Standard

How to

Rationale and key points This ‘How to’ article explains how to reflect on clinical practice using reflection-on-action and a reflective model to help ensure the...

Continuing professional development in children’s nursing: identifying needs and delivering quality assured activities

20 December 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

Professional issues

Continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses is intrinsically linked to quality improvement, improved patient safety and outcomes, career progression, and...

Understanding and investigating potential problematic behaviour towards colleagues

19 January 2024

Nursing Management

Professional standards

Behaviour towards colleagues within the nursing team that undermines teamwork and conflicts with standards and policies can be described as problematic. It is...

Using reflective practice to enhance the care of people with learning disabilities

16 May 2024

Learning Disability Practice


Reflective practice is taught widely in nurse education programmes and is important in the care of people with learning disabilities. It can offer fresh insights...

Professional practice: the impact of UKCC practice principles

28 August 1996

Nursing Standard

Scope of professional practice

Four years ago, the UKCC published The Scope of Professional Practice (UKCC 1992a) presenting both an opportunity and a challenge to nursing. Four years on, however,...

Preceptorship in practice

29 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Following a review of preceptorship practices within the children’s services directorate of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, a working party was...

Auditing a clinical supervision training programme

14 May 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses and service managers in a community trust were asked to evaluate a training course designed to help them implement the trust’s clinical supervision policy....

Educational requirements of nurses providing care to children with complex needs in the community

23 August 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Background The number of children with complex care needs has increased in recent decades and many of them are cared for in the community. Nurses may require...

Ethical decision-making: exploring the four main principles in nursing

22 July 2024

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Nurses are regularly confronted with moral questions and ethical dilemmas in their practice, for example where a patient’s decisions about their treatment conflict...