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Going green

19 April 2005

Nursing Standard


While citizens are being encouraged to become ‘green’ and recycle household and garden waste, the NHS is lagging far behind. Clinical waste has to be disposed of in...

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...

Managing resources and reducing waste in healthcare settings

18 May 2016

Nursing Standard


The NHS is under pressure to increase its effectiveness and productivity. Nurses are tasked with delivering effective and efficient care, as well as improving...

Lean thinking on the wards

31 October 2007

Nursing Standard


Adopting the ‘Lean’ management technique can help hospital staff to eliminate wasteful activities.

Monitoring sharps injuries: EPINet™ surveillance results

29 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Sharps injuries are one of the main types of accident sustained by NHS staff. The RCN’s Be Sharp Be Safe campaign was launched in 2001 with the aim of reducing...

Needlestick and sharps injuries in the nursing student population

09 March 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Needlestick injuries (NSIs) and sharps injuries are a potential source of harm. Such injuries can cause considerable distress and have an economic effect on both the...

Nursing students’ attitudes towards sustainability and health care

17 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate attitudes towards embedding sustainability and climate change in nursing curricula among nursing students, some of whom had participated in a...