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Development of clinical skills: The contribution of peer learning

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice


The closure of residential homes for service users over recent decades has reduced opportunities for learning disability nursing students to practise their clinical...

Impact of the Leading an Empowered Organisation programme

18 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the impact of the Leading an Empowered Organisation (LEO) programme on the role of grade G nurses and their multidisciplinary colleagues in one NHS...

Standardised opt-out testing for HIV

07 December 2011

Emergency Nurse


This article offers a literature review of the benefits of, and problems associated with, a standardised opt-out screening programme for HIV, and the attitudes of...

Developing competence: an evaluation of a nurse rotation pilot programme

01 June 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


The South East London Cancer Network Rotation Project established a rotation programme to provide nurses in cancer and palliative care with training across a range...

Graduate foundation scheme with a focus on dignity and older adults

26 February 2012

Nursing Management


The care experiences of older people in Wales and the rest of the UK have risen to the top of the political agenda recently, and it is the role of nurse managers to...

Support for nurses who are new to emergency care

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse


Starting work as a newly registered nurse in an emergency department can be a daunting experience. Some studies suggest there is a gap between what such nurses learn...

Effectiveness of a parent training programme adapted for children with a learning disability

05 October 2011

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Aim There is increasing evidence to support the effectiveness of parent management training programmes with families of typically developing children. This pilot...

The care programme approach and the politics of ‘personality disorder’

12 July 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

A postgraduate mental health nursing student refers to an incident in practice to reflect on psychiatric diagnosis and the diagnosis of personality disorder. She...

Charge nurses’ perceptions of infection control

01 June 2011

Mental Health Practice


People with mental health problems are as vulnerable to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as anyone else. This study examines how a group of senior charge...

A survey of assessment tools for detecting and managing risk

10 May 2012

Mental Health Practice


This article highlights the type of risk assessments that are used in England and Wales for audits under the Care Programme Approach – a government joint venture...