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Integrated assessment of older adults who misuse alcohol

21 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Alcohol misuse in older adults has been referred to as a ‘silent epidemic’. National strategies for substance misuse advocate an integrated approach to care. This...

Mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district nurses

21 March 2016

Nurse Researcher

Instrument development

Background There is increasing reference to complex patient needs in health care. However, little is known about how to measure patient complexity or the...

What are the benefits of nurse-led triage in primary care?

11 March 2020

Primary Health Care


Background In the UK, fewer medical professionals are training as GPs, while more GPs are working part-time and planning to retire early. This is increasing pressure...

Caring for frail patients: best practice

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard


Frailty has become synonymous with vulnerability and is a state caused by many factors, including disability, recurrent infection and multiple co-morbidities. The...

Using group concept mapping to explore the complexities of managing children’s care

16 January 2020

Nurse Researcher

Mixed methods

Background Children whose assessed health needs cannot be met by statutory and universal services may require bespoke packages of continuing care. A project...