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Managing chemotherapy capacity by sharing best practice

01 June 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Experts have warned that urgent action is needed to ensure that the NHS is prepared for an expected 28 per cent increase in cancer prevalence across the UK over the...

Improving standards of care for patients: a pilot project

26 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates how one of England’s largest primary care trusts developed, piloted and evaluated a quality improvement tool – the quality framework – to...

Using qualitative research to improve tissue viability care

14 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses how key qualitative studies investigating patient experiences can act as an indicator of quality and guide healthcare professionals in service...

Caring for patients with long-term conditions and depression

17 February 2010

Nursing Standard


Long-term conditions are an increasingly important part of healthcare activity. The prevalence of these health problems is high and their personal and social effects...

Involving young people in health service delivery

27 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Young people are entitled to be involved in decisions about their health care, yet many are not engaged in any meaningful way. This article outlines the approach...

Shopping bad service

24 August 2010

Nursing Standard


Mystery shoppers are well established in the retail trade. But their introduction to health services – particularly in mental health – raises ethical issues.

Evaluation and its importance for nursing practice

26 April 2017

Nursing Standard


Evaluation of service delivery is an important aspect of nursing practice. Service evaluation is being increasingly used and led by nurses, who are well placed to...

Nursing talent

27 February 2008

Nursing Standard


In the first of a new series, the nature and characteristics of nursing expertise are explored.