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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.

A framework for pre-qualifying nurses to build leadership skills

Nursing students are our future leaders in the healthcare sector. It is proposed that, for...

Improving outcomes for patients with proximal femoral fractures

A peri-operative bay was created to treat all patients with proximal femoral fractures...

Does self-scheduling increase nurses’ job satisfaction? An integrative literature review

Flexible work schedules give nurses the freedom and control to manage the demands of work...

Assessment of practitioners’ and students’ values when recruiting

The Department of Health has tasked Health Education England with introducing values-based...
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Mapping the landscape of knowledge synthesis

Knowledge translation is the means by which evidence-based practice is used in health care....

The use of smartphones in clinical practice

The use of smartphones and applications or ‘apps’ in clinical practice among nurses and...

Enhancing the collaborative review of NHS Education for Scotland’s mentor preparation...

Service review and redesign across the UK are moving towards an integrated health, social...

Making the economic case for nursing innovations: horses for courses

In economic assessment, costs must be reviewed and expressed in monetary terms. Benefits,...

A leadership framework to support the use of e-learning resources

Recognition needs to be given to emerging postgraduate nursing students’ status of ‘consumer...

Role development: barriers, enablers and the function of a national organisation

Successful implementation of any role development relies on strong partnership working...

Development of a community nursing drug chart

In April 2011, three providers of community services in Brent and Ealing, in London, and...

Leadership support for ward managers in acute mental health inpatient settings

This article shares findings of work undertaken with a group of mental health ward managers...

The RAFAELA system: a workforce planning tool for nurse staffing and human resource...

The RAFAELA system was developed in Finland during the 1990s to help with the systematic and...

Protected engagement time in mental health inpatient units

Protected engagement time in mental health inpatient units is a fixed period each day during...

A trust-wide review of clinical nurse specialists’ productivity

The contribution made by clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) to patient care needs to be...

Self-management in chronic conditions: partners in health scale instrument validation

Aims This article describes a study that aimed to validate the Self-care in Chronic...

Review of non-medical prescribing among acute and community staff

All employers of non-medical prescribers (NMPs) have a duty to ensure they remain competent...

Ten years of transfusion practitioners and better blood transfusion in Scotland

After the Department of Health’s Better Blood Transfusion recommendations ( DH 2002 ) ten...

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