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Patient rehabilitation following lower limb amputation

13 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient rehabilitation following lower limb amputation is essential to provide optimum patient outcomes and to improve the amputee’s quality of life. The age of the...

Closure of minor wounds with tissue adhesive

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse


This article provides basic information on safe and effective wound closure using tissue adhesive. Although it is intended for staff who are new to emergency care,...

How a focus on outcomes can help gauge quality

08 July 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


The Darzi report (2008) focused on a framework to ensure that the quality of care provided throughout the NHS in England moved towards uniform excellence. As part of...

Improving patient outcomes using a diabetic foot assessment tool

20 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Diabetes is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease, and the number of renal patients with diabetes-related problems is increasing. Anecdotal evidence from...

Developing an outcome measure and feedback tool for children with intellectual disabilities

26 August 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

There has been a move in children’s services to encourage greater participation by children themselves in how those services are designed and run. This is equally...

Role of an intensive health outreach team in improving care outcomes

29 October 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article examines the development and function of an intensive health outreach team for people with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire. It analyses health...

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in an inpatient unit

08 April 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Following a 2005-06 study using Health of the Nation Outcome Scales learning disability scores to assess the outcomes of treatment of people with learning...

Open AccessOC18 – Neurodevelopmental outcomes following congenital heart surgery

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Complex health care and chronic disease management. Introduction: Congenital heart disease (CHD) may have a very important impact on central nervous system...

The imperative to improve safety in NHS healthcare organisations

02 February 2011

Nursing Management


Since the publication of a report on learning from adverse events in the NHS a decade ago, healthcare organisations have signed up to programmes to improve safety,...

Patient-reported outcome measures and how they are used

26 February 2011

Nursing Older People


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