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Working in partnership

If the NHS is to aspire to a health and care service offering people personalised care, care that is tailored to the needs of every individual and care that works for everyone, then working with...

Equity in health care

Equity in health care, defined as equal opportunity for all individuals to achieve their full health potential, regardless of their diverse socio-economic and demographic circumstances, remains an...

Multidisciplinary working in a community HIV specialist service

Due to the large geographical area, 30 eligible patients were selected from the West Sussex, Brighton and Hove area using the following inclusion/exclusion criteria:.

Quality of life among older patients receiving faecal microbiota transplant for Clostridioides difficile infection

The aim of this study was to gain new knowledge about patients' experiences with regard to their quality of life during an FMT treatment course for CDI..

Call to action on diabetes care: reaching communities facing health inequalities, health inequities and deprivation

The term health inequities is described as ‘avoidable inequalities in health between groups of people within countries and between countries’ (WHO, 2013). Equity is sometimes used interchangeably with...

How does intersectionality impact the quality of healthcare services for Black women living with HIV?

Extended literature reviews are a form of secondary research conducted using existing primary research that can contribute to evidence-based practice (Harris, 2020). They are undertaken to consolidate...

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...

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