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A fast track path improves access to palliative care for people with learning disabilities Subscription
People with learning disabilities are now living longer and may develop diseases such as cancer. A fast track referral pathway ensures their needs are met
Exploring key risks associated with the use of medical devices, injuries that can result from their use and how to prevent harm to patients
A Slovenian model of integrated care for older people can offer solutions for NHS servicesSubscription
Services need to adapt to meet the needs of our ageing population. A model of care from Slovenia provides an innovative approach to caring for older people
A tool to identify falling care qualitySubscription
A safety trigger tool was developed so individual wards could anticipate where standards may start to deteriorate and therefore act to prevent care failures occurring
Authors Joanna L. Ford, PhD, BSc, is research and development officer; Pete Phillips, MRPharmS, BPharm, is director; both at surgical material testing laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
Assertive outreach handbook will aid mental health staff in maintaining client engagementSubscription
A handbook for staff working in assertive outreach was developed with the involvement of service users and carers. A mental health trust explains how
An audit of admission observations identified that patients were not always weighed and that the standard for observations was not appropriate
This two-part unit explores the monitoring of patients receiving a blood transfusion. This first part outlines the importance of making careful checks before the transfusion, as well as that of monitoring a patient receiving a transfusion.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions
“Babies ‘need solid food as well as breast milk’ in first six months,” the Daily Mirror has reported.