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Developing the role of the healthcare assistant

16 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim Two studies are described in this article. The first evaluated the preparedness of healthcare assistants (HCAs) to develop a new role and attend an HCA...

A framework to support safe blood transfusion practice

04 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In response to reports of fragmentation in care, treatment delays and concern over the safety of patients receiving blood transfusion support, a collaborative...

Role development: barriers, enablers and the function of a national organisation

29 May 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Successful implementation of any role development relies on strong partnership working between employers, managers, education providers and clinicians in the short...

How emergency department staff perceive acute nurse practitioners

07 March 2016

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Over the past few years, emergency nursing has introduced new roles to allow nurses to practise at advanced levels. The well established emergency nurse practitioner...

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent care services in a primary care setting

15 May 2018

Nursing Management

Service evaluation

GPs’ workload has increased significantly in recent years affecting their ability to provide high-quality services, and consequently there is increasing focus on...

Flexible learning to support safe, person-centred care

26 February 2012

Nursing Management


Effective Practitioner is an educational initiative that supports nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to deliver person-centred, safe and effective...

Developing leadership roles in nursing and midwifery

29 October 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is the first in a series of seven articles on an initiative undertaken in NHS Lanarkshire where a creative partnership with the University of the West...

Obstacles that prevent nurse practitioners in New Zealand fulfilling their roles

29 May 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The nurse practitioner (NP) position has not been embraced as eagerly as other new health practitioner roles in New Zealand (NZ), and there is little research about...

Challenges of being a hospital nurse manager in the Volta region of Ghana: a qualitative study

27 November 2018

Nursing Management

role development

Aim To explore the challenges facing hospital nurse managers (HNMs) in selected hospitals in the Volta region of Ghana. Method The study, which had an exploratory...

Divisional review of the nurse specialist role

04 February 2019

Nursing Standard

workforce issues

Nurse specialists have been described as providing an optimal return on investment for income generation, patient safety, cost savings, and improvements in patient...