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Category list : Changing practice

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    Exploring unwarranted variation through the RightCare programmeSubscription

    Clinical11 December, 2017

    The NHS RightCare programme is driven by the wish to reduce unwarranted variation and redirect resources towards better-quality care. It prompts nurses to take control and lead change

  • How board games can be used to improve safety

    How board games can be used to improve safetySubscription

    Clinical15 June, 2015

    Board games are raising staff awareness of pressure ulcer prevention and other patient safety issues as part of a wider regional education and improvement programme

  • Working together on a new end-of-life care plan

    Working together on a new end-of-life care planSubscription

    Clinical16 February, 2015

    Across Cheshire, health professionals and patients have come together to create local end-of-life care plans, aligned with the recently five priorities for care

  • Sharing stories helps nurses learn by seeing care from a different perspective

    Using patient storytelling in nurse educationSubscription

    Clinical30 January, 2015

    Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this

  • Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

    Building brief intervention into your everyday workSubscription

    Clinical23 January, 2015

    All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions

  • Principles of transmission-based precautions

    Principles of transmission-based precautionsSubscription

    Clinical23 January, 2015

    The essentials of patient isolation are summarised in this article. They are also available as a learning resource in our learning unit on patient isolation. Scroll down to read the article or download a print-friendly PDF here

  • Staff must be competent identifying and assessing patients at greatest risk of harm

    The role of nurse leaders in improving healthSubscription

    Clinical16 January, 2015

    Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions

  • Caroline Shaw

    Motivate your team to embrace changeSubscription

    Opinion27 January, 2012

    Be passionate about your vision to help get your team on board, says Caroline Shaw.

  • Fireworks

    Stick to your New Year’s resolutionsSubscription

    Opinion20 January, 2012

    There are steps you can take to ensure behaviour change, says Patrick Ladbury.

  • A patient in hospital

    A tool to identify falling care qualitySubscription

    Clinical9 December, 2011

    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

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