Opinion, analysis and debate
Using a CBT approach to manage low back painSubscription
Low back pain is a major cause of disability and a financial burden on healthcare. A training programme was developed to treat it with a cognitive behavioural approach
Using online tools to treat alcohol misuseSubscription
Stigma and difficulty accessing services may prevent people from seeking treatment for alcohol misuse, but digital tools can overcome some of the barriers they experience
Engaging student nurses in commissioningSubscription
Understanding commissioning is important for the future workforce so a university collaborated with two clinical commissioning groups to develop a placement scheme
Students in Jersey have raised awareness of hydration and nutrition, particularly in the care home sector, by organising a giant tea party.
Using an evidence base to inform practiceSubscription
Many health professionals use evidence to inform their practice but a study revealed more would do so if evidence information was more accessible and readily available
Using volunteers to support end-of-life careSubscription
One trust established a volunteer support service to offer patients nearing the end of life, and their families, much-needed emotional support
Jewish Care recently introduced a Key Performance Indicators (KPI) system to compare and evaluate key aspects of care.
HC-One has started a care assistant development programme to help senior carers develop their skills and expertise.
By assisting all its lead activity coordinators to achieve their National Activities Providers Association level 2 certification, Barchester Healthcare is helping residents to engage socially.
A new online paediatric tool has been developed to give health professionals accessible information to support the making of decisions at the point of care