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Implementing high-quality care for people with complex needs

02 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The demand for quality in health care has never been higher. With growing numbers of people with severe and complex needs, and with the introduction of the new Care...

Complexity rating tool to assist care teams

01 December 2012

Learning Disability Practice


People with complex learning disabilities can be cared for in their homes by their families and supported by community services that are adapted to meet their needs....

Supporting children with complex health needs

13 January 2010

Nursing Standard


An increasing number of children have complex and continuing health needs. Caring for these children often requires nurses to develop a range of medical and...

Preparing young people with complex needs and their families for transition to adult services

27 December 2018

Nursing Children and Young People


Improving survival rates for children and young people with complex health needs requires a robust system for transition to adult services. Effective planning is...

The therapeutic effects of hand massage

10 June 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article provides a framework for the inclusion of hand massage in the care plans of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in a hospice...

Care of adolescents who have mental health and substance misuse problems

11 February 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

A lack of research and education, and conflicting policies and working practices between agencies, are obstacles to effective care of young people with this dual...

From hospital to home: journey of a child with complex care needs

06 November 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Increasing numbers of children and young people with complex health conditions are able to be discharged from hospital and supported in the community, but planning...

An account of nursing a child with complex needs in the home

07 June 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

A children’s nurse in the Republic of Ireland describes her experience working with children with complex needs in their homes, the preferred setting for their care....

Caseload management in community children’s nursing

01 April 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Aim: Little is known about the working practices of community children’s nurses and how they manage the complexities of working with children and young people with...

Risk management and clinical governance for complex home-based health care

01 July 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Healthcare professionals have an obligation to enable children with complex needs to lead ‘ordinary lives’ at home but the views of professionals and family members...