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Ensuring fitness for practice

01 December 2006

Nursing Management

Applied leadership

IN 1999, the then nursing and midwifery regulator, the UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC), commissioned Sir Leonard Peach to...

District nursing in the Great War: a challenge on all fronts

30 September 2014

Primary Health Care


At the outbreak of the first world war in 1914, district nurses were faced with extreme challenges. With a much needed skill set, they were expected to make a...

Changing young minds

05 October 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Primary school children in Devon are being introduced to the profession.

Exploring the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of community nurses towards patient self-care

10 June 2020

Primary Health Care


Background Self-care is a strategy for providing out-of-hospital care and promoting patients’ independence. However, evidence suggests that some healthcare...

A nurse-led cancer counselling service

08 July 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes the work of the nurse counselling team at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to highlight the nature of the nurse counsellor role...

Involving service users in an inclusive research project

01 May 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes how people with learning disabilities and community learning disability nurses completed a module involving the development of an inclusive...

Empathy, students and the problems of genuineness

01 June 1998

Mental Health Practice


In counselling, the term 'person-centred therapy' is synonymous with the concept of core conditions.

Towards a global nursing workforce: the ‘brain circulation’

01 March 2007

Nursing Management


NURSING IS a global profession and the flow of nurses between nations has greatly increased in recent years.

Leadership in the ‘new’ NHS

18 October 2008

Nursing Management


NURSES HAVE long been the ‘invisible’ leaders in the health service; in the public mind, they provide care while other people lead and manage.

Teaching practical skills: a guide for preceptors

09 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Nurse education

Nursing is about doing as well as knowing. There is concern that while nurses qualifying under the 1992 programmes of education possess greater theoretical knowledge...