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Making sense of clinical guidelines

24 September 1997

Nursing Standard

Research

Practising health professionals want to know more about clinical guidelines. However, as with clinical effectiveness, the apparent confusion surrounding the...

Making sense of clinical guidelines

24 September 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In a companion article to their paper on clinical effectiveness (McClarey and Duff 1997), the authors discuss the issues surrounding clinical guidelines. How they...

Enhancing involvement in NICE guideline development

21 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines professional stakeholders’ involvement in the development of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines....

Resuscitation in hospital: Resuscitation Council (UK) recommendations

01 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Resuscitation Council (UK) has made recommendations for standards in resuscitation and resuscitation training in the hospital setting. This article provides an...

Interpretation of competence in student assessment

07 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2008a) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice have been strengthened, with an expectation that mentors develop...

The Accessible Information Standard and the Deaf community

09 March 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Deaf people often struggle to access healthcare services, which can have a detrimental effect on their health. The Accessible Information Standard identifies that...

Identifying best practice principles of audit in health care

20 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Audit is recognised as a crucial component of improving the quality of patient care. Examples include giving patients safe, reliable and dignified care, enhancing...

Identifying priorities for national clinical guidelines

30 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The process by which clinical areas were prioritised for the formulation of national clinical guidelines, using a model devised by the RCN, is outlined in this...

National service frameworks: what are they?

28 June 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes policy developments surrounding the creation of national service frameworks. The national service framework for mental health is used as an...

A Delphi study examining standards for patient handling

28 July 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article presents the findings of a local initiative to develop practice standards for patient handling in a specialist orthopaedic hospital. The changes in...