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The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

17 December 2018

Mental Health Practice


Background People with mental health problems have a greater risk of developing physical health problems, yet in England only 76% of such patients have an annual...

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation services

02 March 2021

Mental Health Practice

Service evaluation

The Recovery Star is a collaborative tool used by staff to support the recovery of adults who are using mental health services, including inpatient rehabilitation...

Evaluating the use of a multidisciplinary team care model for cervical cancer care in China

13 March 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Background In China’s cancer services, the ‘conventional nursing care’ model, which involves specialist nurses managing patient care from admission to discharge, is...

An overview of the principles of preoperative care

24 August 2018

Nursing Standard

surgical care

There has been an increase in the number of patients requiring surgery who also have complex medical needs. Factors such as being overweight, the presence of...

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

22 August 2018

Nursing Standard


Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability in the UK. A stroke can have significant negative effects on the lives of patients and their families and...

Recognising, reducing and preventing deconditioning in hospitalised older people

08 February 2023

Nursing Older People


Deconditioning is caused by complex physiological changes occurring as a result of immobility, for example during or after a period of acute illness or injury and...

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

29 September 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice


Patients with head and neck cancer may be required to travel significant distances for treatment, follow up and rehabilitation. This article presents findings from...

Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

03 June 2019

Nursing Standard


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programmes are an innovative approach to optimising patient outcomes in the perioperative period and have been implemented in...

Exploring the fundamental aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery nurse’s role

11 November 2019

Nursing Standard

surgical care

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal, multidisciplinary programme that aims to limit surgical stress during the perioperative period. The...

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

04 October 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice


Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity by optimising their physical and mental health to prepare them for treatment....