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At the vanguard of partnership working

The concluding part of our series on vanguards looks at how integrating services is...

Break down the barriers

North East London NHS Foundation Trust strives to attract black and minority ethnic staff...

Vanguards: support for care home staff

In the second article in our three-part series on vanguards, we look at care homes. Care...

The safety net with too many holes in it

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) were introduced in 2007 to protect the rights of...

Vanguards: the quest for joined-up care

Organisations in vanguard areas are developing new ways of working to improve and integrate...

Better care for men with genital trauma

Mental health nurse Pride Gaka-Chisoro’s award-winning research into soldiers’ experience of...

Amazing courage in the Calais ‘Jungle’

Staff nurse Holly Howe completed a six-week volunteer placement at the Calais migrant camp’s...

Time to break the continence taboo

Millions of people in the UK experience continence problems that can have a devastating...

LGBT youth missing out on support

According to a Department of Health-funded study young LGBT people are at increased risk of...

Shock therapies

Therapies administered by mental health nurses, aimed at ‘curing’ gay people of their sexual...

Zero tolerance for unhealthy attitudes

A report published last year by Stonewall revealed the persistence of negative attitudes to...

Ease the path from acute to community

NICE offers guidelines on how to ensure patients have the social support they need to leave...

A caring approach for people in crisis

Jane Murphy is nurse lead for Operation Emblem, in which mental health nurses work with...

The many benefits of ‘always events’

Simple changes that make a huge difference to patients are being implemented through the...

When one question leads to another

From February, NICE guidelines call for enhanced support for patients in emergency...

Getting clever to beat tuberculosis

A pioneering tuberculosis contact tracing project is combating the high number of cases of...

Changing the realities of poverty in pregnancy

Pregnant women from disadvantaged, vulnerable or excluded groups are more likely to have...

So you want to meet Elvis?

Eden House care home in County Durham, part of Helen McArdle Care, was rated ‘outstanding’...

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