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A patient with sepsis: an evaluation of care

01 May 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

While undertaking an accident and emergency care course, the author was required to reflect critically on the care of a patient he had seen. This included the use of...

Priorities and challenges in the care of teenagers and young adults

09 February 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

This article focuses on priorities and challenges for practitioners working with teenage and young adult (TYA) patients aged 16 to 24 years old in the UK. It...

Commissioning high quality healthcare services

30 September 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article outlines the progress made in the publication of guidelines for clinical commissioning groups involved in improving care outcomes for people with...

Exposure to health inequalities as a measure of outcomes

01 February 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Earlier this year, the authors, all members of the UK Learning Disability Consultant Nurse Network, completed development of the Health Equalities Framework. This...

Establishing and evaluating an assertive outreach team

01 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The evidence base for assertive outreach services in the UK is limited. Five established outcome measures were used in an attempt to capture the clinical...

The policy and practice of measuring patient experience

27 June 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

The NHS outcomes framework makes clear that the provision of a ‘good experience’ of care for patients, alongside clinical effectiveness and safety, is a central goal...

Quality assurance tool: taking a whole-system approach

27 November 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The London Cancer Alliance (LCA) has developed the Quality Clinical Board Exception Report (QCBER), a tool that supports delivery of quality assurance across its...

Should I be more concerned about patient care or the four-hour target?

24 October 2018

Emergency Nurse

literature review

UK emergency departments (EDs) are high-pressure environments focused on delivering care in the most efficient way to patients with a range of health problems. For...

Wound healing outcomes after laceration repair with adhesive

08 March 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

It is important to be able to demonstrate that clinical practice and choice of products are based on evidence. This article discusses findings from an audit of...

A new era for emergency care services in Ireland

13 September 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The National Emergency Medicine Programme Strategy is a comprehensive plan to improve and develop emergency care in Ireland. It recommends significant changes in how...