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Providing respite care in a rural environment

16 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus:AIDS

North Wales is one of the most beautiful spots to visit for a short break, particularly in the early spring. In fact, the local population swells by 50 per cent in...

Lessons from a farmers’ health service

09 January 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To provide and evaluate a nurse-led mobile health service aimed at the farming community in rural North Lancashire. Method A customised van, staffed by a...

Pre-hospital trauma training in the Falkland Islands

03 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the development of a new model of trauma training for nursing and other emergency staff in the Falkland Islands, an isolated group of islands...

Why patients visit emergency units rather than use primary care services

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse


Health boards in Scotland are challenged with reducing emergency department (ED) attendances against a backdrop of year-on-year increases. It is often assumed that...

Books on the move

24 May 2005

Nursing Standard


Nurses working in developing and resource-poor countries are being provided with up-to-date textbooks and journals through the International Council of Nurses’...

An action research approach to practice, service and legislative change

01 November 2013

Nurse Researcher

Service redesign

Aims To describe the action research approach taken to engage a multidisciplinary group of health professionals and managers from five rural health services with...

Nursing in rural India

Nursing Management

evidence & practice

Nursing in India is evolving, and the inequality of practice and standards between cities and villages affects the health of the population. This article describes...

Preparing direct care nurses to function as research coordinators in a heart failure study

19 September 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Nurses interviewed heart failure patients admitted to two rural hospitals, to learn what was important to them concerning their disease. Data from this...

Strategies to enhance recruitment of rural-dwelling older people into community-based trials

14 September 2015

Nurse Researcher

Engaging participants

Aim To describe strategies that can enhance the recruitment of rural-dwelling older people into clinical trials. Background Recruitment to studies can be...

Land of plenty?

09 April 2008

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

China will need to recruit around 150,000 nurses a year if ambitious plans to extend health care to all citizens are to be met.