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Nurse-led surveillance of ileoanal pouch patients post-stoma reversal: outcomes at 12-month review

Between January 2014 and January 2020, selected (low-risk) pouch patients were reviewed in a nurse-led clinic following stoma reversal. Patients were followed up at regular intervals...

Implementing enhanced patient education for surgical site infection prevention in cardiac surgery

Findings from the surveys are displayed using descriptive analysis. Nonparametric data are presented with median and range. Frequency distribution of aggregate scores are provided for ordinal data...

Understanding a sentinel lymph node biopsy service for patients with malignant melanoma

Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been accepted by many as the gold standard in the management of patients with intermediate prognosis cutaneous melanoma in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and...

Setting up a nurse-led bowel ‘two week wait’ service

Historically, the authors' acute hospital trust provided a geographically blind service whereby patients were fitted into existing consultant clinics. Due to the ad hoc allocation of appointments,...

Non-medical practitioner roles in the UK: who, where, and what factors influence their development?

2000: NHS Plan — reforming NHS and reducing role boundaries (Department of Health (DH), 2000).

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