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The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

17 December 2018

Mental Health Practice


Background People with mental health problems have a greater risk of developing physical health problems, yet in England only 76% of such patients have an annual...

Urban influences on the development, perpetuation and mitigation of psychosis

06 June 2023

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

The urban environment has long been recognised as a risk factor in the development of non-affective psychosis. While epidemiological studies dominate this field, the...

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation services

02 March 2021

Mental Health Practice

Service evaluation

The Recovery Star is a collaborative tool used by staff to support the recovery of adults who are using mental health services, including inpatient rehabilitation...

Evaluating the use of a multidisciplinary team care model for cervical cancer care in China

13 March 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

Cervical cancer

Background In China’s cancer services, the ‘conventional nursing care’ model, which involves specialist nurses managing patient care from admission to discharge, is...

Developing a model for quantifying staffing requirements in the post-anaesthesia care unit

04 July 2023

Nursing Management


Nurse managers in charge of a post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) face the task of optimising staffing levels and must be able to justify staffing needs to the wider...

An overview of the principles of preoperative care

24 August 2018

Nursing Standard

surgical care

There has been an increase in the number of patients requiring surgery who also have complex medical needs. Factors such as being overweight, the presence of...

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

22 August 2018

Nursing Standard


Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability in the UK. A stroke can have significant negative effects on the lives of patients and their families and...

Recognising, reducing and preventing deconditioning in hospitalised older people

08 February 2023

Nursing Older People


Deconditioning is caused by complex physiological changes occurring as a result of immobility, for example during or after a period of acute illness or injury and...

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

29 September 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice


Patients with head and neck cancer may be required to travel significant distances for treatment, follow up and rehabilitation. This article presents findings from...

Exercise as a falls prevention strategy in the care of older people

10 January 2024

Nursing Older People


Older people who sustain a fall may experience a range of adverse outcomes, such as distress, injury and loss of independence. Falls increase the risk of frailty and...