Assessing primary nursing in mental health
Richard Gray Research Nurse, Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Nicola Smedley Clinical Audit Researcher, Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust, London
One of the most important advantages of primary nursing is the consistency and continuity of care which it is said to promote. In the study described here, the authors examine the extent to which this continuity of care is achieved when primary nursing is used and recommend that this should be audited in all clinical areas.
Nursing Standard. 12, 21, 35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns1998.02.12.21.35.c2496