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.e9267Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 26 June 2014
Accepted: 08 August 2014