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A professional development pathways scheme

13 August 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The professional development pathways scheme is a local innovation in the North Bristol NHS Trust. While responding to national drives for personal, professional and...

‘Three minutes to save a life’: addressing emotional distress in students to mitigate the risk of suicide

11 March 2019

Mental Health Practice

therapeutic practice

This article outlines how the University of Wolverhampton aims to develop a whole-systems approach in a training programme to mitigate the risk of suicide in...

New roads to success

16 January 2007

Nursing Standard

General article

The government publication Modernising Nursing Careers forms the blueprint for the future of the profession throughout the UK. In the first of six articles, we...

Pick your own path

13 February 2007

Nursing Standard


A flexible workforce of nurses able to switch between career paths is the subject of the fifth article on Modernising Nursing Careers.

Development of assertive communication skills in nursing preceptorship programmes: a qualitative insight from newly qualified nurses

11 July 2019

Nursing Management


Background Being able to speak up is a prerequisite for establishing safe communication in healthcare settings. The nursing preceptorship programme represents an...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

29 January 2019

Emergency Nurse

dual roles

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27% more UK registrants left the register in 2016-2017 than joined it....

Pre-registration nurse placements in general practice: the picture so far

15 May 2019

Primary Health Care


A global shift of health services from secondary to primary care means there is a need for more primary care nurses and an expansion of their roles. However, there...

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

09 April 2019

Mental Health Practice


Perinatal mental health (PMH) problems occur during pregnancy and up to a year after giving birth. They can have a significant effect on the mother and family, and...

Fast-track training of temporary healthcare support workers to supplement hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 December 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, which generated concerns that the NHS could be overwhelmed. The predicted...

Exploring the knowledge, attitudes and perceived learning needs of formal carers of people with dementia

05 February 2020

Nursing Older People


Background An appropriate level of knowledge, a positive attitude and awareness of learning needs are essential to provide high-quality care to people living with...