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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.

Access to evaluated research for nurses: This week, we report on a South and West...

Since its inception in 1991, the NHS Executive Research and Development Strategy...

Primary care: nurse-led telephone triage and advice out-of-hours

In this article the authors report on the evaluation of an out-of-hours telephone...

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: gastroscopy

The aim of this article is to develop or update the nurses’ knowledge in upper...

The role of the laparoscopic nurse practitioner

In May 1995 the author was appointed as the first laparoscopic nurse practitioner (...

A qualitative analysis of computer networks in the British National Health Service

The most senior nurses and midwives in 355 National Health Service (NHS) Trusts in...

The use of nurses’ holding power in a large psychiatric hospital

The use of nurses’ holding power is a poorly explored aspect of psychiatric...

Focus group interviews: defining clinical supervision

In the companion article to a literature review published recently in Nursing...

Capacity building in the new South Africa: contribution of nursing research

In this article, the author identifies the contribution of nursing research to...

The effects of ecstasy

If a person becomes ill after taking Ecstasy, their friends are often reluctant to...

Care of skeletal pins: a literature review

Using the literature reviewed in this article, the author explores the issues...

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic and painful inflammation of the bladder wall....

Personal professional profiles

This article reports the results of a study into the use of personal professional...

A comparison of two depot injection techniques

In the study reported in this article, the researchers attempted to raise awareness...

Psychological management of stoma-related concerns

In this article, the author discusses how nurses can identify, prevent and treat...

Patient-held oncology records

The Professorial Medical Oncology Unit at St James’s Hospital in Leeds was...

Travel health: non-vaccine preventable risks

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Telephone triage–how good are the decisions? (Part 2)

This is the second part of a review of the literature about telephone triage and...

Promoting continence: the child with special needs

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

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