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Responsibilities in giving evidence to mental health tribunals

01 September 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Practitioners do not usually receive training on how to give evidence at mental health tribunals, but a nurse’s report to the tribunal needs to be full, accurate and...

Preparing to introduce personal health budgets

01 October 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

A large-scale study (Forder et al 2012) piloting personal health budgets for people with long-term conditions found that they improved patients’ quality of life and...

Ethnography and reflexivity: emotions and feelings in fieldwork

01 April 2003

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

In this paper, Glynis Pellatt focuses on the importance of reflexivity, with reference to ethnographic research into patient participation in rehabilitation

Patient participation adds up

09 July 2010

Primary Health Care


Gathering information is not just about consulting patient groups. There are many things that count as patient participation, and big or small practices can do these...

Patient and public participation can liberate the NHS

03 December 2010

Primary Health Care


The white paper Liberating the NHS aims to place power and responsibility in the hands of professionals closest to patients’ needs. When it becomes law, it will...

How to create an influential patient participation group

08 October 2010

Primary Health Care


Sustaining a group takes time, attention and financial resources but the rewards are worth the investment. Group members need to be seen as critical friends and...

Working in partnership with patients and carers

07 December 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Health policy and healthcare professional guidelines promote patient and carer involvement, which includes working in partnership with service users in all aspects...