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An assessment service to improve thoracic surgery pre-admission

01 June 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Several recent government initiatives are designed to facilitate patient and public involvement in the development of new services. This article describes the...

A support service for lung cancer ‘suspects’

01 June 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A preliminary audit revealed that only half of GP referrals for suspected lung cancer were benefiting from an effective specialist nurse support service within the...

The impact of the cancer services collaborative on practice

01 November 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Now into its fifth year, the Cancer Services Collaborative is one of the Modernisation Agency’s largest programmes. It supports local cancer network teams to better...

Chemotherapy support worker role — a one-year pilot

01 December 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The use of chemotherapy as a treatment option has increased in recent decades and is currently predicted to rise at around 7 per cent per annum within the West...

Gaining the views of service users in a specialist palliative day care setting

01 December 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Patient and public involvement in the assessment of palliative care services presents unique challenges. This article reports on the use of the nominal group...

Communication and collaboration in person-centred care planning

29 April 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Learning disability affects up to 1.5 million people in the UK, about 2 per cent of the population, and people vary widely in their abilities. To ensure they, and...

Focus group study and specialist nursing enhances breast cancer information

01 June 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer at Mayday University NHS Trust (MUH) embarks on her cancer journey with the help of two guides: the MUH breast unit handbook and...

The case for nurse led follow-up

01 December 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Nurse led care is expanding. In particular nurse led follow-up has a substantial body of evidence to support its development (Campbell et al 1999; Corner 1997)....

Recognising the value of involving service users with intellectual disability in healthcare planning

04 December 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The publication of draft quality standards for intellectual disability services in Ireland by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA 2008) includes...

A practitioner’s guide to service development

27 November 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Service development and service improvement are complex concepts, but this should not prevent practitioners engaging in, or initiating, them. There is no set...
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