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Using training needs analysis to implement change

07 January 1998

Nursing Standard


Investing time and resources to include people in the process of change is a central feature of change management. Providing those who will be affected by change...

A force for transformation

31 August 2011

Nursing Management


Practice development resources are vital for nurse leaders wishing to bring changes in attitudes, practice and workplace culture to improve the patient experience....

Clinical guidelines: development and use

17 May 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical quality assurance

This article aims to describe what clinical guidelines are and to outline their potential in improving the quality of care received by patients. The authors also...

The role of the nurse: extended or expanded?

10 May 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical scope of professional practice

The subject of role extension has been much debated, particularly in recent years as a result of changing healthcare policies, growing demands by nurses and the...

From research to practice: a review of the literature

11 March 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, the author considers whether nursing research is more likely to be implemented in a climate which recognises the importance of research evidence....

Reflecting on the true value of care

11 April 2012

Emergency Nurse


The RCN’s (2012) Principles of Nursing Practice are a set of statements about the characteristics of high quality nursing care. This article gives an overview of the...

Implementation of a new framework for practice

30 September 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article, the second in a three-part series, describes a new framework for learning disability practice. It is intended to empower nurses to update their...

A new learning disability nursing framework

28 July 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article, the first in a series of three on developing a framework for learning disability nursing practice, discusses how a bespoke nursing model was devised...

Advanced practice in nursing: from concept to reality

22 April 2009

Nursing Management


This article provides an overview of an advanced practice initiative developed at NHS Lanarkshire. The criteria that must be met when determining advanced practice...

Multidisciplinary collaborative care planning

24 September 1997

Nursing Standard


Conscious of the implications of the Patient’s Charter and the tensions introduced by the internal market, nurses in the stroke rehabilitation unit (SRU) proposed to...