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Fostering teamwork in an intermediate care unit

27 June 2011

Nursing Management


The government has emphasised that, to deliver high quality, integrated care, staff must work across organisational boundaries using a team approach so that everyone...

Improving the care of people with dementia in hospital

13 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Dementia Champions Programme was set up in NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge to improve the care of people with...

Meeting the health needs of young offenders

13 November 2008

Paediatric Nursing


A recent review of health care for young people who offend recommended that youth offending teams should include healthcare provision. The type of provision that is...

Cancer screening: better access for service users

25 May 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article reports on a Queen’s Nursing Institute funded project that ran in 2015. The project was commissioned to improve the uptake of the national bowel cancer...

Involving patients and the public in research

01 July 2013

Nurse Researcher

Partnership working

Aim To present the actions taken by the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN) to comply with Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (SNDS) on patient...

Working together to manage a programme of weight loss

03 December 2010

Primary Health Care


Commercial organisations are well placed to provide regular support for weight management that is difficult to achieve with limited NHS resources. Referral from...

Reducing waste in the NHS: an overview of the literature and challenges for the nursing profession

01 July 2016

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

Waste in the NHS is estimated to account for 20% of health expenditure. This article examines the literature on reducing waste, analyses some approaches to waste...

Developing patient rapport, trust and therapeutic relationships

09 August 2017

Nursing Standard


Rapport is established at the first meeting between the patient and nurse, and is developed throughout the therapeutic relationship. However, challenges can arise...

It’s a family affair

05 December 2007

Nursing Standard


The government has spent £13 million on a progamme in England to co-ordinate services for families with young disabled children.

Developing a collaborative research partnership

03 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article details a collaborative research project undertaken in an acute NHS foundation trust, in partnership with a local higher education institution (HEI)....