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Direct payments in mental health

01 July 1999

Mental Health Practice


Canada pioneered giving cash to people with mental health problems to purchase their own services in the early 1980s (Brandon and Towe 1989, Brandon 1991)In this...

A covenant between mental health services and family carers

10 October 2012

Mental Health Practice


The author proposes the drawing up of a covenant between mental health services and family carers, based on mutual obligations in addition to obligations to service...

Dental services for people with learning disabilities

01 February 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Evidence shows that people with learning disabilities have poorer health outcomes and less access to health services than the rest of the population. In Cumbria,...

Applying the recovery model to physical rehabilitation

05 February 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Although rehabilitation literature frequently refers to recovery as the ultimate goal of therapeutic interventions, what recovery actually means is not clearly...

Simulation using ‘live’ adult service users and moulage in a variety of settings

25 January 2018

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

This article shows how simulation can be modified and adapted to benefit higher education institutions (HEIs) in a variety of situations. These situations can...

Service user involvement in nurse education

29 January 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Service user involvement is now recognised as an integral component of nurse education. This article describes the involvement of one service user, who experienced a...

The ‘nearest relative’ role under the Mental Health Act

12 May 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The nearest relative role is a statutory safeguard for people who may be subject to the formal powers of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales. It survived...

Delphi research: issues raised by a pilot study

26 January 2012

Nurse Researcher


Aim This paper will explore the issues raised by the pilot stage of a three-round Delphi study. Background The Delphi method involves a range of complex activity for...

Being heard: aiding public participation in decision making

05 October 2011

Learning Disability Practice


It is increasingly important that people have input into the services they receive. However, research suggests that service users and their carers need support to...

Listening to carers’ views on stroke services

31 January 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore how members of a stroke carers’ support group perceived that services for stroke patients and their carers could be...