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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

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

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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...

Relationship between communication skills and emotional intelligence among nurses

Relationship between communication skills and emotional intelligence among nurses

Aim Nurses’ emotional intelligence (EI) affects many of their behavioural skills. Given the...

An exploration of NHS clinical staff perceptions of changes to clinical products and their procurement

An exploration of NHS clinical staff perceptions of changes to clinical products and...

The NHS in England is working to reduce variation and waste in the use of clinical products...

Evaluation of matron ward rounds to enhance patient experience and improve staff morale

Evaluation of matron ward rounds to enhance patient experience and improve staff morale

Intentional rounding was introduced in the UK in 2012 to improve direct nursing care....

Keeping support and clinical supervision on your agenda

Keeping support and clinical supervision on your agenda

Support and clinical supervision can benefit staff and service users. Inquiries have...

Challenges of being a hospital nurse manager in the Volta region of Ghana: a qualitative study

Challenges of being a hospital nurse manager in the Volta region of Ghana: a...

Aim To explore the challenges facing hospital nurse managers (HNMs) in selected hospitals in...

Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

It is vital to prepare nurses to become informed leaders with the required knowledge and...

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Effects of ambulatory emergency care on organisational and patient outcomes

The aim of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) is to provide patients with ambulatory care‑...

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing professional development

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing...

Aim This article provides an insight into the effect of safeguarding of vulnerable adults...

Results of cross-faculty ‘capstone’ assessments involving nursing and performing arts...

This article describes how ‘capstone’ assessments were created to provide two different...

A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living...

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has recruited nurses from overseas from within and...

Using the Care Excellence Framework to benchmark and improve patient care

Quality is complex and difficult to define, and institutions and organisations often have...

Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards

In the UK, mentors of pre-registration nurses must achieve the stage 2 outcomes of the...

Critical preparation and readiness to support future change

The challenging nature of change is well documented and adequate preparation before...

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent...

GPs’ workload has increased significantly in recent years affecting their ability to provide...

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