Opinion, analysis and debate
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
Implementing national patient safety alertsSubscription
National patient safety alerts must be implemented if risk to patients is to be reduced. Trusts should explore the barriers to implementation to effect bottom-up change
Improving nurses' access to healthcare evidenceSubscription
Many nurses find it difficult to access evidence on which to base their practice. A health board addressed this by regularly emailing them a selection of appropriate articles