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Developing the nursing research agenda during the COVID-19 pandemic

Because of the unique characteristics of COVID-19, there is a need to better understand the sociodemographic, clinical and symptom profile of patients, which will eventually inform nursing...

Enhancing the cancer workforce response to domestic violence and abuse: the time is now

‘We want to ensure that victim-survivors of DVA—those with, and those caring for someone with, cancer—are offered a chance to disclose in the cancer setting and be referred for specialist...

Cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, regular screening and management of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are vital to mitigate cardiovascular risk. Other variables, such as...

Colorectal nursing and low anterior resection syndrome

In 1948, the results of the restorative anterior resection for rectal cancer and avoidance of a permanent stoma were published (Dixon, 1948). The anterior resection procedure is now a common operation...

The regulation of medical devices in the UK: recent changes

‘Any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, implant, reagent, material or other article intended by the manufacturer to be used alone, or in combination, for human beings…’. .

Does quality matter to you? Ward accreditation and improving patient care

As a Darzi Fellows Alumni, I'm drawn to Lord Darzi's definition of quality (Darzi and Department of Health (DH), 2008), which has three criteria: patient safety, patient experience and effectiveness...

Vaccinating children against COVID-19: the decision process

‘To advise UK health departments on immunisations for the prevention of infections and/or disease following due consideration of the evidence on the burden of disease, on vaccine safety and efficacy...

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