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Listening to carers’ views on stroke services

31 January 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore how members of a stroke carers’ support group perceived that services for stroke patients and their carers could be...

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

09 March 2018

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient, effective and meet the needs of the local population. This article describes a...

Development and implementation of a service for patients with cancer of unknown primary

01 November 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Metastatic cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a common, well-recognised yet heterogeneous clinical syndrome. Patients may be disadvantaged during their diagnostic...

Using patient experience to improve outcomes after treatment

12 December 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

The Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) programme aims to improve care for people living with and beyond cancer in Scotland. The direct involvement of people...

Development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit

08 May 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

In recent years children’s emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city district general hospital in England recognised that children were being...

Redesigning a home oxygen assessment and review service

02 March 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

The Sheffield home oxygen assessment and review service was developed as a nurse-led, protocol-driven service, offering high standards of care to a limited number of...

Straight to the point

10 May 2011

Nursing Standard


Speeding up patient referrals, increasing nurses’ job satisfaction and saving money have been achieved by NHS Forth Valley.

Implementing co-production in traditional statutory mental health services

05 February 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Since the publication by the Department of Health and Children in 2006 of A Vision for Change, which sets out the direction for mental health services in Ireland,...

How patients’ feedback was used to redesign a head and neck service

09 July 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

This article describes the findings of a modified experience-based co-design project to inform the redesign of head and neck cancer follow-up services in a cancer...

How eConsult has transformed patient care and staff well-being in an NHS practice

13 January 2021

Primary Health Care

Service development

A complete telephone triaging model was introduced at Hillview Surgery in London as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown began, enabling doctors, nurses and clinical...