Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Nurses+QI=better hospital performance? A critical review of the literature

Nurses+QI=better hospital performance? A critical review of the literature

NHS regulators, such as NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission, promote staff...

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

Development of assertive communication skills in nursing preceptorship programmes: a...

Background Being able to speak up is a prerequisite for establishing safe communication in...

Technology combined with expert, relationship-based care

Technology combined with expert, relationship-based care

Using technology to engage with patients can be as valuable as face-to-face interaction

Open access
Creating digitally ready nurses in general practice

Creating digitally ready nurses in general practice

Digital healthcare provision in England has been driven mainly by a ‘top-down’ approach and...

Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and manage deteriorating patients

Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and...

The Care Certificate, launched in England in 2015, safeguards patients by ensuring all new...

Enhanced supervision: new ways to promote safety and well-being in patients requiring one-to-one or cohort nursing

Enhanced supervision: new ways to promote safety and well-being in patients requiring...

The number of older people with multiple co-morbidities and cognitive impairment being...

CPD articles

Teamwork in nursing: essential elements for practice

Teamwork in nursing: essential elements for practice

As any nurse working in the NHS knows, teamwork can be powerful. Successful teamwork can...

Action learning: staff development, implementing change, interdisciplinary working and leadership

Action learning: staff development, implementing change, interdisciplinary working and...

Action learning (AL) is a process that supports problem-solving by applying a questioning...

Importance of reflection in revalidation

Importance of reflection in revalidation

Reflection is a hallmark of professional practice and an important element of the Nursing...

Applying the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation principles in healthcare settings

Applying the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation principles...

The Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998 was radically updated in 2018 and since then there has...

Reflection and personal learning

Reflection and personal learning

Part one of this six-part continuing professional development series considered the role of...

Encouraging reflection in professional learning

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional...

Practice question

How can critical thinking make me a better nurse?

Critical thinking can help nurses provide excellent care and improve patient well-being

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