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An intervention for people with learning disabilities and epilepsy

02 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Epilepsy is relatively common in people with learning disabilities, and can be complex and refractory to treatment, with negative effects on quality of life and...

Using enter-and-view provision to review hospital nutritional care

27 June 2011

Nursing Management


Local involvement network (LINk) representatives can enter health or social care services to view the quality of the service provided. In late 2010, South...

Healthcare decisions: a review of children’s involvement

01 April 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Children’s rights, their ability to consent to treatment and their involvement in healthcare decisions have received considerable attention in recent years. There is...

How to assess pain in children and young people

11 May 2012

Emergency Nurse


Emergency nurse practitioners often experienced difficulties when attempting to assess pain in children accurately. This article refers to a case study to discuss...

The benefits of involving young patients in service development

08 April 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


The NHS Cancer Plan (Department of Health 2000) advocated patient user groups as a means of patient and public involvement in health services and service...

Enhancing service users’ capacity and capability

01 October 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes the implementation of an eight-week programme to teach research skills to people with learning disabilities. After a focus group was held to...

Open AccessOC05 – Tokenism or true partnership – parental involvement in a child’s acute pain care

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Parenting/parenthood. Introduction: Family-centred care (FCC) is widely acknowledged as underpinning children’s nursing. Delivering FCC requires nurses to...

Involving patients in service improvement

03 March 2010

Nursing Management


This article describes the experiences of two multidisciplinary teams that took part in a national initiative to improve care through the implementation of research...

Harnessing people power in health promotion

08 October 2010

Primary Health Care


This article examines how and why members of the public should become involved in promoting health in the community. It draws on findings from People in Public...

Involving service users in delivering alcohol addiction therapy

18 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Involving and empowering people who use health services, and taking their experiences into account, has evolved from being considered good practice to being duties...