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Health visitors’ reactions to implementing skill mix

11 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes a small-scale qualitative study of health visitors’ experiences of skill mix. The author finds that the implementation of skill mix has been...

Providing support for qualified nurses

28 January 1998

Nursing Standard


Keeping patients safe

31 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Special focus: skill mix

Critical care nurse Jeremy Benton questions RCN executive director of nursing Alison Kitson about creating a safe environment for patients.

An audit of training, competence and confidence among clinicians working in eating disorder services

01 November 2004

Mental Health Practice


The need for mental health professional education and training is highlighted in numerous government documents on mental health (DoH 1995, Welsh Assembly Government...

Using occupational standards in drugs and alcohol services

01 April 2005

Mental Health Practice


The topic of ensuring the competency of professionals has received greater attention in recent years. The NHS Plan (DH 2000a) and A Health Service of All the Talents...

How to keep score of acuity and dependency

26 December 2009

Nursing Management


This article describes how the introduction of an acuity and dependency tool at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has provided nurses with a...

Towards an ideal skill mix in nursing homes

01 June 2004

Nursing Older People


The quality of care provided by staff to residents in nursing homes and the residents’ quality of life are influenced by many factors, but staffing levels and...

Caring about the costs

04 April 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

In his second article on payment by results (PbR), David Newbold considers the system’s benefits and pitfalls and how nurses and nursing could be affected.

The theatre nurse: getting the image right

14 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, the authors provide an overview of the perceptions of theatre nursing, the current role and ways in which this may develop in the future.

Obstacles to defining the role of the mental health nurse

06 September 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background This article review Os the available literature to find a definition of the primary function of the mental health nurse. Conclusion A number of obstacles...