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Making the economic case for nursing innovations: horses for courses

26 June 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

In economic assessment, costs must be reviewed and expressed in monetary terms. Benefits, however, may be expressed differently depending on the specific approach....

Economic evaluation of interventions in health care

05 November 2014

Nursing Standard


Economic evaluation is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool for healthcare decision making, especially in light of current pressures on health services to reduce...

Exploring the ethics of prescribing medicines

07 May 2010

Emergency Nurse


The delivery of holistic care should incorporate patient empowerment through the promotion of health and self-help measures, including pain relief. In this article,...

Slow and steady wins

30 November 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

All nurses and healthcare assistants in one trust receive mandatory education in falls prevention. The number of falls has decreased by more than 10 per cent as a...

Because we’re worth it

29 November 2006

Nursing Standard


Charities have been putting together evidence about the value and cost-effectiveness of nurse specialists in an attempt to protect these important posts from being...

An exploration of NHS clinical staff perceptions of changes to clinical products and their procurement

09 January 2019

Nursing Management

improving services

The NHS in England is working to reduce variation and waste in the use of clinical products, which requires collaboration between those directly involved in...

Blooming marvellous

22 September 2009

Nursing Standard

General article

Staff at a rehabilitation unit have transformed an unappealing space into a therapeutic garden where patients can improve their physical and mental health.

Training as treatment

09 February 2010

Nursing Standard


There is a growing belief that exercise can be beneficial for people with depression. Yet exercise on prescription is often not available

Factors affecting cost-effectiveness in wound care decision making

30 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

With increasing health service cutbacks, cost-effectiveness is a central issue in many wound care decisions. Clinicians are frequently required to justify clinical...

The hidden cost of constipation

25 June 2014

Primary Health Care


Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions for which treatment is sought and tens of millions are spent every year in hospital admissions,...