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Investigating the progress of community matron prescribing

01 March 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the prescribing decisions of community matrons using a validated tool and answer the question: is community matron independent nurse prescribing as...

Labour’s legacy

16 March 2010

Nursing Standard


Since Labour’s landslide majority in the 1997 general election, many new roles for nurses have been introduced.

How community matrons perceive their effectiveness in case management

01 June 2011

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore community matrons’ experience of caseload management and identify situations that may restrict or enhance patient care and...

Caring about the costs

04 April 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

In his second article on payment by results (PbR), David Newbold considers the system’s benefits and pitfalls and how nurses and nursing could be affected.

The role of community matrons in supporting patients with long-term conditions

25 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The new emphasis on patients with long-term conditions offers a vision of a primary health care service that will reduce the need for hospital admission. This...

Referring patients with complex problems to community matrons

01 December 2009

Primary Health Care


A proactive and co-ordinated approach is needed to ensure that people with complex problems and long-term conditions are well managed. The role of the community...

Home-made success

18 July 2006

Nursing Standard


Community matrons in Basildon, Essex are cutting hospital admissions by supporting older people with long-term conditions in their own homes.

Lessons from times square

15 August 2006

Nursing Standard


A system of performance management based on the one used by the New York Police Department has been introduced into a Kent trust. Now the hospital’s matrons are...

Virtual reality

16 January 2008

Nursing Standard


A computer-generated scoring system identifies people at high risk of unplanned hospital admission, allowing community staff to intervene early and provide necessary...

Developing a community matron service: a neighbourhood model

07 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

NHS Blackburn with Darwen Provider Services Unit has adopted an innovative team approach to improve patient access to its community matron service. This article...