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Better documentation improves patient care

Patricia Kent Practice development practitioner, Documentation, Practice Development Centre, NHS Lanarkshire, Hamilton, Scotland
Karen Morrow Practice development practitioner, Acute care, Practice Development Centre, NHS Lanarkshire, Hamilton, Scotland

This article is the sixth in a series of seven describing the journey within NHS Lanarkshire in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland to support nursing and midwifery leadership roles through Scotland’s Leading Better Care programme. Preceding articles have provided an overview of the programme and discussed a range of staff development work programmes. This article describes work carried out on clinical documentation to promote delivery of the three quality ambitions of safe, effective and person-centred care.

Nursing Standard. 29, 14,44-51. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.14.44.e9267

Received: 26 June 2014

Accepted: 08 August 2014

Published in print: 03 December 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review