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Involvement of service users in the recruitment of staff

01 March 2012

Learning Disability Practice


One of the most important decisions that is made about people with learning disabilities who receive community-based care concerns the recruitment of their support...

Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and manage deteriorating patients

24 April 2019

Nursing Management


The Care Certificate, launched in England in 2015, safeguards patients by ensuring all new healthcare assistants (HCAs) undertake a structured educational programme...

COVID-19-related stressors and coping strategies of support staff working with people with learning disabilities

16 December 2021

Learning Disability Practice

mental health

Background During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, support staff working with people with learning disabilities experienced a range of stressors...

Identifying and treating sepsis in older people: a quality improvement project in hospitals and nursing homes in Texas

10 February 2021

Nursing Older People

quality improvement

Sepsis, if not identified and treated early, can be fatal, particularly in older people. A lack of knowledge and understanding of sepsis among nursing staff can...

Development of the nursing associate role in community and primary care settings across England

13 April 2022

Primary Health Care

Nursing associate role

Nursing associates have been part of the health and social care workforce in England since 2017 and are starting to contribute to managing workforce challenges....

Role of nursing associates in addressing the needs of people with dementia in hospital

27 January 2020

Nursing Older People

role development

It is estimated that people with dementia comprise about one quarter of all inpatients in acute hospital wards, although this could be an underestimate. Healthcare...

Evaluating a palliative care education programme for domiciliary care workers

29 April 2020

Nursing Older People

Service evaluation

Background Many domiciliary care workers have reported low confidence and isolation when delivering end of life care in patients’ homes. Project Extension for...