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How clinical champions can improve quality

01 March 2008

Nursing Management


HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED infections (HCAIs) impede the ability of trusts to deliver high quality services, and cost the UK around £1 billion a year (Plowman et al...

A new strategy for patients with dementia

09 July 2012

Emergency Nurse


There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, of whom about 82,000 live in Scotland. The general population is ageing, and because the risk of developing...

Observing and recording neurological dysfunction

08 March 2011

Emergency Nurse


Despite research suggesting that the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) has limitations, its results are regarded as the gold standard in assessments of patient consciousness...

Assessing the neurological status of patients with head injuries

05 March 2010

Emergency Nurse


The aim of this article is to inform staff who are new to emergency care settings how to use the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) when managing patients with head injuries....

Assessment of capacity: reflections from practice

08 September 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Completing mental capacity assessments for individuals is a complicated process that presents professionals with many challenges. The authors set up a system to...

Who assesses the physical health of inpatients?

10 October 2012

Mental Health Practice


The authors describe a study that examined how six mental health ward nurses perceive their role in the physical health care of clients. Transcripts of interviews...

An integrated model for breast and palliative care

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

The clinical management of patients with advanced breast cancer is complex and patients’ progress is often unpredictable, creating challenges for nursing care in...

The effects of inreach on the most dangerous offenders in the UK

10 March 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The close supervision centre (CSC) at Her Majesty’s Prison Wakefield is home to eight of the UK’s most challenging offenders, who are eligible for the exceptional...

A flair for innovation

17 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Nurse awards 2009 Nursing Standard

Her outstanding work with looked after children has earned Lin Graham-Ray the accolade of Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year 2009.

Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards

27 June 2018

Nursing Management


In the UK, mentors of pre-registration nurses must achieve the stage 2 outcomes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) standards to support learning and...