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Patient rehabilitation following lower limb amputation

13 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient rehabilitation following lower limb amputation is essential to provide optimum patient outcomes and to improve the amputee’s quality of life. The age of the...

Patient-reported outcome measures and how they are used

26 February 2011

Nursing Older People


Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly being used in the NHS to inform clinical treatments and even the funding of individual healthcare...

Patient-reported outcome measures: implications for nursing

05 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Programme, which was implemented by the NHS in 2009, gives prominence to patients’ views about their health....

Effects of ambulatory emergency care on organisational and patient outcomes

21 September 2018

Nursing Management

Care planning

The aim of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) is to provide patients with ambulatory care‑sensitive conditions with safe and appropriate emergency care on the day they...

Capturing patient experience

12 June 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Patient experience is a crucial measure of the quality of patient care in healthcare settings. It encompasses all the patient’s interactions with staff and their...

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: treatment outcomes, quality of life and implications for practice

20 May 2024

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common spinal disorder among children and adolescents, with most cases being diagnosed around puberty. While the...

Capturing patient feedback to improve healthcare services

17 June 2024

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

The primary purpose of gathering patient feedback is to listen to, reflect on and act on the feedback to improve patients’ experiences, interactions and health...

Connecting you now

27 June 2006

Nursing Standard


While NHS Direct downsizes its operations – with subsequent loss of nursing jobs – its Scottish counterpart, NHS 24, is moving in the opposite direction. But it has...

Health technology and supported self-care in Liverpool

29 August 2017

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

Telehealth is being used across Liverpool to empower patients to actively manage long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart...

Recognition and management of patients with frailty in the emergency department

06 December 2022

Emergency Nurse


In the UK, around 10% of adults aged over 65 years and around one quarter to a half of adults aged over 85 years have frailty. Early identification of frailty can...