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Equipping staff to care

27 October 2009

Nursing Standard


Moving to a different hospital can mean learning how to use different equipment. But help is at hand in the form of a training database.

How summary care records can improve patient safety

09 April 2015

Emergency Nurse


Summary care records (SCRs), which have been created for more than 53 million people in England, contain clinical information from patients’ GP electronic records...

Electronic surveys: how to maximise success

24 January 2014

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Aim To draw on the researchers’ experience of developing and distributing a UK-wide electronic survey. The evolution of electronic surveys in healthcare research...

From nursing leader to patients’ champion

11 August 2009

Nursing Standard


Roswyn Hakesley-Brown is using her considerable nursing experience to champion the cause of patients through the Patients Association.

The summary care record explained

28 October 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

An electronic record is being introduced for patients in England, to improve the safety and quality of patient care by making information about patients and their...

Methodological tools for the collection and analysis of participant observation data using grounded theory

26 November 2014

Nurse Researcher

Methodological decision making

Aim To give clarity to the analysis of participant observation in nursing when implementing the grounded theory method. Background Participant observation (PO) is a...

Fast, honest feedback

28 September 2010

Nursing Standard


One NHS trust has introduced a system allowing patients to record their experiences immediately after contact with services.

Recording pressure ulcer risk assessment and incidence

15 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reports on the introduction of an innovative computer-based system developed to record and report pressure ulcer risk and incidence at an acute NHS...