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Service users are inspired to imagine their goals

01 February 2011

Mental Health Practice


The Imagine Your Goals football programme run by Mersey Care NHS Trust has inspired the Football Association, Sports Relief and Time to Change to offer Premier...

The nature of health and social care partnerships

28 January 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Partnership, often wrongly used interchangeably with ‘collaboration’ and ‘inter-agency working’, features regularly in government publications, and is often high on...

Helping clients with their welfare benefits

04 December 2009

Learning Disability Practice


Although people with learning disabilities may be entitled to a number of welfare benefits depending on their employment situation and their personal wealth, they...

How welfare changes will affect people with mental health problems

29 October 2011

Mental Health Practice


The government is pressing ahead with a radical overhaul of the welfare system motivated, it says, by a determination to ensure that claimants are no longer ‘written...

Charge ahead

01 April 2005

Nursing Standard


The system of prescription charges is in disarray, with Wales and Scotland introducing systems that are different to those operating in England. The cost of...

Practical aspects of oronasopharyngeal suction in children

02 September 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Undergoing oronasopharyngeal suction is an unpleasant experience, but the intervention may prevent the deterioration of children who cannot clear their secretions. A...

Adverse drug reactions: causes, types, pathways and mechanisms

03 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


An adverse drug reaction is defined as an appreciably harmful or unpleasant reaction resulting from an intervention related to having received medication. This...

Infant nutrition: part one

01 December 1999

Paediatric Nursing


Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge of biological theory of infant nutrition and facilitate its integration...

Resigned to quitting

02 November 2010

Nursing Standard


Under a mutually agreed resignation scheme, nurses could be offered a financial settlement. But there are pitfalls.

Don’t forget dad

29 May 2007

Nursing Standard


Fathers of disabled children can feel left out of care decisions. But the charity Contact a Family is aiming to bridge the gap by putting them in touch with each...