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How a focus on outcomes can help gauge quality

08 July 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


The Darzi report (2008) focused on a framework to ensure that the quality of care provided throughout the NHS in England moved towards uniform excellence. As part of...

Data collection and review in the delivery of safe care

02 February 2011

Nursing Management


Research shows that high patient-to-staff ratios compromise care, so quality data on staffing variables and patient outcomes are essential to ensuring that staffing...

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...

How are we doing?

07 July 2009

Nursing Standard

General Article

Patient choice and feedback has become a significant policy driver for the NHS.

Implementing the quality accounts agenda in tissue viability

17 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article attempts to summarise and interpret recent quality initiatives from the Department of Health to improve tissue viability nursing services across...

Measuring quality in nursing and midwifery practice

11 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The background to and content of the recent policy initiatives influencing the quality agenda in the NHS in England are analysed in this article, focusing on the...

Establishing a community of practice for clinical nurse specialists

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

This article describes the development of a community of practice for more than 55 clinical nurse specialists in a large cancer centre. Supported by Macmillan Cancer...

Use and relevance of bibliometrics for nursing

10 May 2017

Nursing Standard


A vast and increasing scientific literature is published each year, including books, journals, research articles and reviews. One approach to determining the value...