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The intelligent workforce

13 September 2008

Nursing Management


IF THE healthcare service is to remain fit for purpose and the government’s skills agenda is to be addressed, the healthcare workforce must be developed (Department...

A community provider network model: the journey so far

26 June 2018

Primary Health Care

workforce training

This article showcases the role and positive effects that a community education provider network (CEPN) or training hub can have on addressing workforce undersupply....

Creating positive experiences for people living with dementia in care homes

31 January 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

The global incidence of dementia is set to increase. It is estimated that two thirds of people with dementia live in care homes. To ensure good care experiences for...

Development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit

08 May 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

In recent years children’s emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city district general hospital in England recognised that children were being...

Developing from within: ensuring the ambulatory emergency care workforce is fit for purpose

28 October 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Emergency healthcare provision is changing, and services need to respond to evolving health economies while providing safe, effective, patient-centred care....

A collaborative model for training clinical research staff

01 June 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The challenges of meeting the learning needs of clinical research staff are shared by managers of many groups of specialist practitioners. Such specialists tend, for...

Reviewing the meaning of your work

06 April 2010

Primary Health Care


There are good reasons to periodically review the meaning of your work. The way you see what you do, achieve, work towards and experience as part of primary care can...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

29 January 2019

Emergency Nurse

dual roles

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27% more UK registrants left the register in 2016-2017 than joined it....

Fast-track training of temporary healthcare support workers to supplement hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 December 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, which generated concerns that the NHS could be overwhelmed. The predicted...

Effect of e-learning on nurses’ continuing professional development

10 March 2020

Nursing Management

Staff development

Background E-learning can provide nurses with the opportunity to undertake lifelong learning and continuing professional development (CPD) in a flexible, practical...