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Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit

01 June 2010

Nursing Management


Audit is a crucial component of improvements to the quality of patient care. Clinical audits are undertaken to help ensure that patients can be given safe, reliable...

Try some variety

20 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Career development

I finished my degree in adult nursing a year ago and it was a rewarding and satisfying experience. The course developed my confidence and competence, enabling me to...

A case of careful judgement

01 December 2010

Nursing Standard


Each year, around 200,000 people are selected from the electoral register to decide the outcome of criminal trials in crown courts.

Identifying best practice principles of audit in health care

14 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Audit is recognised as a crucial component of improving the quality of patient care. Examples include giving patients safe, reliable and dignified care, enhancing...

Development of clinical policies and guidelines in acute settings

11 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines a model for developing policies and discusses some of the issues involved in the process of writing, approving and disseminating clinical...

Applying the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation principles in healthcare settings

16 January 2019

Nursing Management

Professional issues

The Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998 was radically updated in 2018 and since then there has been much media coverage about the General Data Protection Regulation...

Auditing standards in electroconvulsive therapy

01 November 2010

Mental Health Practice


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a valid treatment option for mental health service users with severe depression and other life-threatening mental disorders. The...