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Community service

23 March 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Social networking websites were popular even before the advent of Facebook and Twitter. One such site is

Blogging for beginners

01 April 2008

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

You would have to have been in outer space for the last few years to have missed out on the blogging phenomenon. So for all you returning cosmonauts, this is how it...

The role of technology in learning disability nursing

29 April 2012

Learning Disability Practice


In recent years, the introduction of smartphones, and the ubiquity of social networking sites, such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, has given learning disability...

International networks: using conferences and site visits to improve care of young people

09 June 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Nursing care makes a significant contribution to the mental health of young people worldwide. Three quarters of all mental illness begins before people reach the age...

An international evaluation of networks and networking in learning disability nursing

05 October 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article presents the findings of a study of the networking activities of 665 learning disability and intellectual disability nurses in the UK and the Republic...

Clinical data standards and nursing

01 May 2007

Nursing Management


Alison Wallis describes the importance of nurses becoming involved in the development of data standards for e-health systems

Computerised databases in infection control

19 January 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The use of databases in health care is expanding. Systems are now available specifically designed for the management of infection control information. This article...

Using the internet to conduct a literature search

20 October 2004

Nursing Standard


This article provides advice on how to carry out a successful literature search using electronic databases available on the internet.

Providing support for the Informing Healthcare programme in Wales

05 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the establishment of an all-Wales nursing and midwifery steering group to support the activities of the Welsh information, communication and...

Survey evaluates quality of patient information at end of treatment

13 December 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


A patient experience survey was undertaken by the South West London Cancer Network in 2009. It involved all the acute trust providers and was carried out under the...