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Establishing a mental health liaison nurse service: lessons for the future

18 January 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Mental health liaison nursing teams are developing across the UK with a diverse range of roles and functions. This article provides a description of the development...

Resource management: making a difference in mental health

01 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Bed management problems exist throughout the NHS but are not usually highlighted in mental health. Therefore, a project set up in Dewsbury NHS Trust aimed to raise...

Alcohol liaison services in a general hospital

11 September 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article reports on the first year of an alcohol specialist liaison nurse working in a general hospital. The specialist nurse was able to see all but four of the...

The role of the specialist for families with autistic children

09 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This research article looks at the present and future needs of a group of children within one particular London borough, who were diagnosed as having autism or being...

CAMHS liaison: supporting care in general paediatric settings

01 February 2006

Paediatric Nursing


Increasing numbers of children and young people with mental health problems are being cared for in general paediatric settings, presenting a challenge to nurses who...

learning disability liaison nurses in acute hospitals: is there evidence to support the development of this role?

01 May 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Current evidence suggests that the overall level of health care for people with learning disabilities in the UK is poorer than that of the rest of the population...

Health beliefs and access to services in an ethnic minority population

28 April 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

According to the 2012 UK census, 6.6% of the population of London have a South Asian background. As this article explains, attitudes to, and care of, people with...

Role of liaison nurses in improving communication

01 November 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes a survey of the views of clients, carers and hospital staff about the learning disability liaison nurse role in an acute hospital in the south...

Discharge planning: the need for effective communication

12 June 1996

Nursing Standard

Liaison nursing

Discharge planning has been described as a process aimed at attaining continuity of care (Armitage 1991). This process should ensure a prompt and well orchestrated...

Health visitor support for patients with breast cancer - part 1

07 May 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In the first of two articles, the author reports on research exploring the attitudes towards, and knowledge and experience of, caring for patients with breast cancer...