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Nurse-led discharge

08 December 2010

Nursing Management


Delayed discharges have financial implications for hospital trusts and cause dissatisfaction for patients and their families. This article looks at nurse-led...

Nurse-led outpatient treatment of deep vein thrombosis

27 January 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patients with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) have, historically, been treated initially with intravenous, unfractionated heparin, necessitating inpatient care. The...

Evaluating a nurse-led DXA scanning service

30 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the feasibility of using a peripheral dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning service in a nurse-led clinic and whether or not it would...

The success of a nurse-led, one-stop suspected prostate cancer clinic

01 April 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Until recently, the prostate biopsy, and accompanying trans-rectal ultrasound, has been the domain of senior doctors. However, there is no reason why a senior,...

Setting up a telephone assessment service in a chemotherapy day unit

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Historically, patients receiving chemotherapy in outpatient day units have had to endure long waiting times while they have necessary tests and pre-assessments. This...

Developing a nurse-led follow-up protocol for lung cancer

01 March 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article presents an overview of the development of a protocol to guide lung cancer multidisciplinary teams (MDT) within the Yorkshire Cancer Network in the...

Strategies to ensure effective and empathetic delivery of bad news

04 November 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article discusses the importance of effective communication when breaking bad news to patients with lung cancer or mesothelioma at diagnosis. It describes the...

Multidisciplinary clinic for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

08 September 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


UK-wide access to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) sunitinib is a significant advance in treatment for patients with advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma...

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...

Developing a nurse-led child sedation service

03 July 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This article explores nurse-led sedation of children in preparation for investigations such as magnetic resonance imaging or minor surgical procedures. The...