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Delivering training with a colleague: How to make co-training work

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Co-training can be an excellent experience for students and trainers alike, and can support increased learning. This article considers how co-training can be used in...

Writing a continuing professional development article for publication

25 June 2014

Nursing Standard


Writing for journal publication is a worthwhile but challenging activity that requires clear motives, purpose, planning and execution. Continuing professional...

Safe transfusion of blood components

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Administering the wrong blood component to the wrong patient can have serious clinical consequences, including death. Patients have a right to safe clinical practice...

Applying critical thinking to nursing

19 August 2015

Nursing Standard


Critical thinking and writing are skills that are not easy to acquire. The term ‘critical’ is used differently in social and clinical contexts. Nursing students need...

Assisting students to prepare for a clinical practice placement

10 December 2014

Nursing Standard


All students undertaking a nursing programme are required to complete clinical practice placements. These placement hours are an essential component of the training...

Open AccessDigital by choice: becoming part of a digitally ready general practice team

20 November 2018

Primary Health Care


Practice nurses from a sustainability and transformation partnership area participated in six action learning sets focused on digital upskilling. The evolving...

Reflections on appraisal training for practice nurses

26 June 2019

Primary Health Care

Professional development

This article reflects on the value and outcomes of two projects commissioned by NHS England and Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group. The projects demonstrate how a...

Effect of a nurse-led educational programme on knowledge and practice in the management of menopausal problems among rural women

09 January 2019

Primary Health Care


Life expectancy is increasing so women are likely to live many years after their menopause. The aim of this quasi-experimental study was to investigate the effect of...