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Award-winning project raises care standards and patient satisfaction

08 November 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

A project involving the introduction of a new discharge pathway has been recognised as joint best patient support initiative by Breast Cancer Care. Two audits have...

Technological innovations: from bench to bedside

26 September 2009

Nursing Management


The NHS is perceived to be slower than other healthcare systems in adopting innovative technologies that can deliver patient benefits. This article summarises what...

In search of inspired ideas for improving patient care

01 December 2009

Nursing Management


The Health and Social Care Awards were launched to celebrate the excellent or innovative work of front line healthcare staff. This article previews the ninth award...

A force for transformation

31 August 2011

Nursing Management


Practice development resources are vital for nurse leaders wishing to bring changes in attitudes, practice and workplace culture to improve the patient experience....

Oncology: establishing a community-based service

01 March 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Since 2007, anti-cancer treatments, including intravenous chemotherapy, have been delivered in the community in Walsall by a team of specialist oncology nurses. The...

Making the business case for innovation

27 November 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

In the current financial climate it is important for nurse leaders to be able to develop and present a business case for initiatives. This article describes how one...

Dragons’ Den: promoting healthcare research and innovation

01 July 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The changing health and social care landscape, and, in particular, the financial challenges affecting the NHS, can present difficulties for staff looking for funding...

Winning ways for front line care

01 July 2011

Nursing Older People


The RCN’s Frontline First campaign is highlighting examples of nursing innovations that have improved care while saving money after its research found that thousands...

Seeing off obstacles

21 July 2009

Nursing Standard

General article

There is a good deal more to making innovation happen than removing barriers and providing funding. Meticulous planning is key.

Strategies to explore innovation in nursing practice

08 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article examines different types of innovation and explores how they can be applied to health care. It provides information on strategies that can be used by...