Clinical

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.

Collaborative services show positive outcomes for end of life care

The authors outline the benefits of participating in the Transforming End of Life Care in...

Newly qualified staff’s perceptions of senior charge nurse roles

Nursing roles have been recognised as pivotal to the delivery of good quality, patient-...

Preparing to introduce personal health budgets

A large-scale study ( Forder et al 2012 ) piloting personal health budgets for people with...

Evaluation of organisational culture and nurse burnout

A survey of nurses working with older adults across three NHS trusts was conducted to...

Using the 7 Habits programme to develop effective leadership

This article discusses a short leadership programme for nurse and allied health professional...

Are nurses expected to have information technology skills?

This article discusses the knowledge management skills required by nurses in the context of...

Commissioning health care for offenders

This article sets out the background to offender health care in the UK and explains how the...

‘Caring around the clock’: a new approach to intentional rounding

Intentional rounding is a widely debated topic and, in this article, Nottingham University...

How Schwartz rounds can be used to combat compassion fatigue

Hospice nurses were the first to have some of their experiences described as ‘compassion...

Visible leadership: going back to the front line

The report into care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust called for strong leadership...

Live register of mentors and practice teachers

A working group comprising university academics and practice education facilitators from...

A collaborative model for training clinical research staff

The challenges of meeting the learning needs of clinical research staff are shared by...

A ‘roll-on, roll-off’ preceptorship pathway for new registrants

The need to support high numbers of new registrants simultaneously at the Royal United...

Developing a clinical management tool to evaluate quality

Peer review is used increasingly in the NHS as a form of evaluation between professionals,...

Nurse practitioner roles in Australian healthcare settings

There is evidence of support for nurse practitioner (NP) roles in national and international...

The value of active followership

Followership is an emerging concept based on human factors science. It describes a set of...

Framework for planning a successful retirement

Ideas about retirement have changed. Just a few decades ago there was a cut-off date when...

What makes a day at work extraordinary

To prevent high rates of nurse burnout and staff turnover, hospitals must create...

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