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Researching the researchers: Using a snowballing technique

01 July 2004

Nurse Researcher


In this paper, Rosemarie Streeton, Mary Cooke and Jackie Campbell focus on an aspect of the needs and obligations of the UK Research Governance Framework (DoH 2001)....

Cervical screening programme targets ‘hard to reach’ women

01 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice


Despite campaigns to highlight the importance of cervical screening, there has been a decline in the number of eligible women opting for smear tests. This article...

Follow-up study of people who misuse alcohol: reflections on methodology

18 November 2016

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Considerable challenges exist for researchers attempting to monitor longitudinally the impact of any intervention on heavy drinkers, therefore they are...

Capturing the carer’s experience: a researcher’s reflections

18 May 2016

Nurse Researcher

Mixed methods

Aim To reflect on the methodological challenges of conducting a study exploring the effects on quality of life of being an informal carer for a person with...

Taking control

13 February 2008

Nursing Standard


Self-management of long-term conditions such as diabetes depends on health professionals recognising cultural aspects in patient education.

Raising awareness of hepatitis c infection

01 May 2009

Primary Health Care


Hepatitis C infection is the focus of a Department of Health campaign. Although hepatitis C may have fatal consequences, the infection can remain undetected for many...

Reaching Gypsies and Travellers

01 October 2009

Primary Health Care


An innovative partnership with members of the Romany Gypsy community living in South Buckinghamshire aims to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. If it...

Benefits of opportunistic cervical screening at a sexual health clinic

01 May 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The Isle of Wight Sexual Health Service (SHS) cervical screening initiative aims to reduce the risk of cervical cancer through the education and opportunistic...

Integrating wellbeing services in healthcare pathways

30 January 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Spectrum Community Health Community Interest Company has set up a wellbeing team and devised a model that includes care pathways to improve health outcomes for...

Homeless people: changing perceptions, improving care

26 August 2014

Primary Health Care


Homelessness often happens to people unexpectedly. It can occur due to relationship breakdown, alcohol or drug issues, mental ill health and financial problems. To...