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The benefits of involving young patients in service development

08 April 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


The NHS Cancer Plan (Department of Health 2000) advocated patient user groups as a means of patient and public involvement in health services and service...

Consulting children and young people on what makes a good nurse

03 April 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Health and education agencies collaborated in a hospital’s special school to ask children what made a ‘good’ nurse. Eleven children aged between 11 and 14 years took...

Promoting patient involvement in safety initiatives

01 April 2011

Nursing Management


Between 300,000 and 1.4 million adverse events occur each year in the NHS, and about half of those that occur in inpatient settings are preventable (Department of...

Patient and public involvement in prison health care

01 April 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

This article discusses patient involvement in prison health care using an initiative developed and implemented at HM Prison Leeds. It explores the development of...

An intervention for people with learning disabilities and epilepsy

02 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Epilepsy is relatively common in people with learning disabilities, and can be complex and refractory to treatment, with negative effects on quality of life and...

The value of service user feedback

01 March 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Wales Cancer Research Network was invited to host a patient panel workshop at a national conference, using patients’ experience in clinical trials to improve the...

Crowdfunding: an innovative way to fund your project

22 June 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Getting research funded is extremely difficult, with research councils rejecting more than 70% of grant applications (Else 2014). It is even more...

Factors that contribute to the diversion of patients from long-term care

01 June 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This service evaluation aimed to identify the factors at an interim care unit that contributed to the diversion of patients from long-term care to care at home. A...

Giving patients information online

06 September 2011

Primary Health Care


Shared decision making means patients and health professionals working together to reach an informed decision about the most appropriate intervention or test. NHS...

Practical guidance on undertaking a service evaluation

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article describes the basic principles of evaluation, focusing on the evaluation of healthcare services. It emphasises the importance of evaluation in the...