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Involvement of service users in the recruitment of staff

01 March 2012

Learning Disability Practice


One of the most important decisions that is made about people with learning disabilities who receive community-based care concerns the recruitment of their support...

Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and manage deteriorating patients

24 April 2019

Nursing Management


The Care Certificate, launched in England in 2015, safeguards patients by ensuring all new healthcare assistants (HCAs) undertake a structured educational programme...

COVID-19-related stressors and coping strategies of support staff working with people with learning disabilities

16 December 2021

Learning Disability Practice

mental health

Background During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, support staff working with people with learning disabilities experienced a range of stressors...

Staff experiences of the nursing associate role in a community setting

10 July 2023

Nursing Standard


The nursing associate role was introduced as a ‘bridge’ between healthcare assistants and nurses to support patient care. However, the role has involved many...

Exploring apprentice nursing associates’ experiences of their home placements in primary care or social care

31 October 2023

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

Background An increasing number of apprentice nursing associates undertake their home placement in primary care or social care, but there is limited understanding of...

Leadership skills for the multi-tiered nursing team

27 November 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

In a challenging global healthcare climate, new workforce models are required to address the ongoing shortfall in the number of nurses. One way of addressing the...

Benefits of developing long-term relationships between trainee nursing associates and mental health experts by experience

24 October 2023

Mental Health Practice


Stigma around mental illness persists in healthcare practice and education. This article details a project undertaken to develop long-term relationships and...

Identifying and treating sepsis in older people: a quality improvement project in hospitals and nursing homes in Texas

10 February 2021

Nursing Older People

quality improvement

Sepsis, if not identified and treated early, can be fatal, particularly in older people. A lack of knowledge and understanding of sepsis among nursing staff can...

Development of the nursing associate role in community and primary care settings across England

13 April 2022

Primary Health Care

Nursing associate role

Nursing associates have been part of the health and social care workforce in England since 2017 and are starting to contribute to managing workforce challenges....

Open AccessExploring the implementation of the nursing associate role in general practice

29 November 2023

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

Background The nursing associate role was introduced to help reduce staff shortages in the NHS by bridging the gap between healthcare assistants and nurses. However,...