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Expertise in hand

14 May 2008

Nursing Standard


Establishing a correlation between nursing activity and clinical effectiveness has always been elusive. Nurses do not always record or measure what they do, partly...

Presentation skills for nurses

18 February 2015

Nursing Standard


This article emphasises the importance of effective presentation skills. Such skills allow nurses to share knowledge and expertise and to communicate clearly in a...

Nursing management of common oncological emergencies

16 June 2010

Nursing Standard


This article examines three of the most common oncological emergencies. It considers the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions and the symptoms. The role of...

Nursing metrics: measuring quality in patient care

22 June 2011

Nursing Standard


Nursing metrics have been used increasingly in UK health services over the past two years to measure and improve nursing performance and to aid commissioners in...

Hopefully Andy Burnham can rectify the impractical reforms

10 October 2012

Nursing Standard


The main revelation from the interview with shadow health secretary Andy Burnham was that he just might have some firm ideas about what to do with the NHS other than...

Oral cancer: risk factors, treatment and nursing care

23 October 2013

Nursing Standard


Oral cancer occurs in a range of anatomical sites within the oral cavity and pharynx. Although oral cancer is relatively rare in the UK, it can have a significant...

The workforce challenge now facing cancer nursing

28 February 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice


In January, I was asked by Macmillan Cancer Support to present evidence to the Commons health and social care committee’s inquiry into cancer services. The inquiry...

Oral vinorelbine: a practical approach to patient management

02 May 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

Oral vinorelbine has been a well-established cytotoxic treatment for non-small cell lung cancer and metastatic breast cancer since 2004. This article summarises the...

Oral vinorelbine: a narrative review

08 March 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

The incidence of many cancers is increasing; coupled with a decline in mortality rates (Cancer Research UK 2017a) this translates to more people living with and...