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The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

17 December 2018

Mental Health Practice


Background People with mental health problems have a greater risk of developing physical health problems, yet in England only 76% of such patients have an annual...

Urban influences on the development, perpetuation and mitigation of psychosis

06 June 2023

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

The urban environment has long been recognised as a risk factor in the development of non-affective psychosis. While epidemiological studies dominate this field, the...

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation services

02 March 2021

Mental Health Practice

Service evaluation

The Recovery Star is a collaborative tool used by staff to support the recovery of adults who are using mental health services, including inpatient rehabilitation...

Developing a model for quantifying staffing requirements in the post-anaesthesia care unit

04 July 2023

Nursing Management


Nurse managers in charge of a post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) face the task of optimising staffing levels and must be able to justify staffing needs to the wider...

Evaluating the use of a multidisciplinary team care model for cervical cancer care in China

13 March 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

Cervical cancer

Background In China’s cancer services, the ‘conventional nursing care’ model, which involves specialist nurses managing patient care from admission to discharge, is...

Exploring service users’ and staff’s perspectives of outdoor clinical sessions

04 June 2024

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

There is growing interest in outdoor therapy sessions, which appear to have physical and mental health benefits, but there is still a lack of research in this area....

Experiences of self-recovery among adults with bipolar disorder: a narrative review

09 April 2024

Mental Health Practice


Bipolar disorder is a potentially lifelong and disabling condition characterised by episodes of mania or hypomania and episodes of depressed mood. In recent decades...

Providing holistic support to veterans in the community: a service from Help for Heroes

24 July 2024

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

A large number of people in the UK are armed forces veterans. When armed forces personnel transition to civilian life, they often face barriers to seeking and...

An overview of the principles of preoperative care

24 August 2018

Nursing Standard

surgical care

There has been an increase in the number of patients requiring surgery who also have complex medical needs. Factors such as being overweight, the presence of...

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

22 August 2018

Nursing Standard


Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability in the UK. A stroke can have significant negative effects on the lives of patients and their families and...