Improving local healthcare policies and practices
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Improving local healthcare policies and practices

Bob Price Director, Postgraduate Qualifications in Advancing Healthcare Practice, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Nurses often have an important role in devising or updating local policies and protocols, but are rarely prepared for a process that requires careful consideration of existing resources and the factors influencing change. This article explores and offers practical guidance on the process involved in preparing policies and protocols.

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Nursing Standard. 25, 7,39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.10.25.7.39.c8051

Published in print: 20 October 2010

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