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Changes to regulation in the independent and third sectors

01 March 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 has led to the establishment of a new regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and to major changes in how health and social...

Patient-reported outcome measures and how they are used

26 February 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly being used in the NHS to inform clinical treatments and even the funding of individual healthcare...

Measuring quality in nursing and midwifery practice

11 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The background to and content of the recent policy initiatives influencing the quality agenda in the NHS in England are analysed in this article, focusing on the...

Using service improvement methodology to change practice

06 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article discusses the role of service improvement methodology in changing the quality of care delivered. It outlines the six-stage framework for quality...

Quality and the new NHS

01 June 2000

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

In this article, the authors explore the concept of quality in health care and examine in detail some of the methods currently being used to assess and improve it.

Quality and the new NHS

01 May 2000

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to increases nurses’ awareness of issues and methods involved in quality improvement in a healthcare...

Quality and the new NHS

01 June 2000

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to increases nurses’ awareness of issues and methods involved in quality improvement in a healthcare...

Pointers to the future

01 February 1998

Nursing Management

Pointers to the future

Health authorities have a key role to play in creating the future by adapting to a more co-ordinating and challenging way of working. Their recently acquired roles...

Using a performance management framework to improve quality

26 September 2009

Nursing Management

Feature

In light of Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review final report, which emphasises the need for clinical services to be effective and good quality, this article describes...

Deliberate self-harm: developing clinical guidelines

08 October 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses in an acute admissions psychiatric ward are using reflective practice to develop clinical guidelines for the management of patients who deliberately...