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Strategy for action: helping vulnerable children to reach their potential

01 October 2004

Mental Health Practice


The government’s green paper on children at risk, Every Child Matters (DfES 2003), the Children Bill currently before the House of Commons and the recently published...

Benefits of a network approach to managing neutropenic sepsis

03 June 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Aim This audit aimed to establish the frequency and pattern of cancer neutropenic admissions in a four-month period across the South West London Cancer Network....

integrated care pathway for people with epilepsy

01 April 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The implementation of clinical governance brought witl it a statutory duty for NHS trusts to ensure the level of clinical services they deliver to patients and...

The link nurse: an approach to seamless discharge from a mental health unit

01 October 2004

Mental Health Practice


Staff on Fosse Ward, an acute mental health inpatient unit in Leicester, recognised that patients’ discharges can be delayed due to factors such as limited family...

An integrated care pathway for diabetic ketoacidosis

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing


Children and young people who are diagnosed with suspected insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) may be relatively well and their clinical management...

Radiotherapy review for patients with breast cancer: a new approach

01 May 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes a study designed to assess the effectiveness of a new approach to reviewing patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. The existing...

District nursing and end-of-life care

01 November 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


It is currently, widely believed that the majority of end-of-life patients would prefer to die at home given the choice. Care of the dying patient in the community...

Women’s mental health in prison: developing an integrated care pathway

01 October 2007

Mental Health Practice


This article describes a project to implement the National Institute for Mental Health in England’s recommendations for an integrated offender mental health pathway...

Implementing electronic integrated care pathways: learning from experience

01 May 2005

Nursing Management


THE NATIONAL Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT) is the largest civil information technology project ever devised. Planned for completion in 2010 at an...

Pathways for evidence-based continence care

16 November 2004

Nursing Standard


In this article the authors provide an overview of the continence care pathway they designed in 2001. The aim of continence care pathways is to enable nurses to...