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Community matrons: documenting the specialist contribution of the role (part 6)

01 November 2007

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

This is the final article of a series of six which draw on the contentof some masterclasses organised and funded by the Department of Health for community matrons...

Practical guidance on undertaking a service evaluation

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article describes the basic principles of evaluation, focusing on the evaluation of healthcare services. It emphasises the importance of evaluation in the...

Introducing a new model of emergency department-based mental health care

22 October 2010

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

This article highlights the importance of the three-phase process used to develop and implement an emergency department-based, mental health nurse practitioner...

Evaluation and its importance for nursing practice

26 April 2017

Nursing Standard


Evaluation of service delivery is an important aspect of nursing practice. Service evaluation is being increasingly used and led by nurses, who are well placed to...

Evaluation of the student learning experience

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article, the final in a series of 11, discusses the importance of evaluating the students' learning experience. Mentoring is integral to effective nursing care...

Provision of training and support for newly qualified nurses

08 January 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate nurses’ and ward managers’ experience of the Nurse Foundation Programme (NFP), with a view to improving future programmes. The NFP was introduced in...

Redesigning the response to patients with trauma

11 May 2012

Emergency Nurse


In 2008, a multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors, clerical staff, a social worker and paramedic at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, began a project to...

An evaluation of the efficacy of capability frameworks in practice

07 October 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


NHS Education for Scotland introduced two cancer capability frameworks in 2007 to support education and training for healthcare professionals. This article presents...

Social inclusion policies and practices across Europe

30 January 2012

Learning Disability Practice


Erasmus, the European Commission’s educational exchange programme for higher education students, teachers and institutions, funds education programmes for students...

Establishing and evaluating an assertive outreach team

01 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The evidence base for assertive outreach services in the UK is limited. Five established outcome measures were used in an attempt to capture the clinical...