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Evaluating the NMC proficiencies framework: perspectives of students and educators 5 years on

In order to gather and collate the views of both educators and students with experience of education journeys under the 2018 standards, a pair of closely linked service evaluations were disseminated....

Family-witnessed resuscitation in the emergency department in a low-income country

Pre-hospital and emergency service provision in many LICs and lower middle-income countries (LMICs) are under-developed, with services covering huge geographical areas and dealing with high volumes of...

Competency versus proficiency: trying to develop an understanding of these terms in the context of practice learning

The professional governing body for nursing in the UK, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), has long produced educational standards to support the preparation of those wishing to become registered...

Back to patient safety basics: improving communication with patients

‘Trusts receive too many safety-related messages from too many different sources. The trusts we spoke to said there needed to be better communication and coordination between national bodies, and...

Applying the appropriate treatment test in the Mental Health Act 1983

‘Nursing, psychological intervention and specialist mental health habilitation, rehabilitation and care.’ .

Championing nurse-led services for cardiology patients

Over the past 22 years, I have established some of the first nurse-led services in cardiology including follow-up clinics for patients post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), pre-admission...

Raising awareness of acute kidney injury and improving patient care

I found the main challenges were staff shortages and use of the electronic patient record to record information.

Improving care for head-and-neck and thyroid cancer patients

‘At the centre of care has been the ongoing communication and engagement with patients, which has helped to shape the delivery of the service’ .

Why we all need to speak up

‘In the NHS, we sensed a lack of psychological safety to speak up and listen, despite the excellent progress made since the Francis Report. We would observe that the Freedom to Speak Up initiative...

Making our voices heard

At the beginning of October, Brighton played host to the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) Annual Conference and 10-year anniversary celebrations. This year's theme ‘Making waves and...

Hernia Active Living Trial (HALT): an exercise intervention in people with a parastomal hernia or bulge

The protocol and all study documents were approved by the North of Scotland Ethics Committee on 06 February 2020 (REC reference 20/NS/0007)..

The economic burden of stomas in the UK: a retrospective observational study of health records and hospital encounters

This study used linked health record and hospital admissions data to estimate the post-discharge and ongoing HCRU and healthcare costs associated with stomas in the UK. Compared with age- and...

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