This website is intended for healthcare professionals


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...

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...

Simulated patients

One of the consistent challenges in nurse education is the lack of coordination between theory and practice. Students often encounter difficulties in the practical implementation of theoretical...

World AIDS Day 2023: 35 years on

Each year on 1 December, the world comes together to mark World AIDS Day. This event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to remember those who have...

Maintaining patient safety in medication administration

Despite being a relatively new professional role, the Registered Nursing Associate (RNA) has a key part to play, working alongside registered nurses and other healthcare staff, to ensure patient...

Promoting excellence, governance and innovation in prescribing education

As a network, creativity and innovative practices are discussed in an open and transparent manner that is then developed and shared, which allows opportunities to explore new and evolving topics to...

Improving care for cardiac patients with heart arrhythmias

Within my own hospital the NSF enabled me to develop the role of Cardiac Rhythm Nurse Specialist, and reconfigure existing services under one umbrella, forming a comprehensive service for patients,...

A passion for improving the wellbeing of young families, with a focus on children

Within the support offered to families, I applied many tools, including the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (Warwick Medical School, 2021), Outcome Stars (Triangle Consulting Social...

Why choose British Journal of Nursing?

BJN provides nurses with an evidence base for clinical practice and a platform for professional development. It shares the information and advice that is key to unlocking your full potential.

What's included

  • Clinical expertise

  • Peer-reviewed research

  • Best practice guidance

  • CPD support

Subscriptions start:

From £13.75 GBP