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Issue : March 2005

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  • Nurse practitioner-led consent in day case cataract surgerySubscription

    Clinical29 March, 2005

    Over the past 10 years, a number of professional and legislative documents have provided the impetus for the expansion of nurse-led services. This began with the ‘New Deal’ for junior medical staff (NHSME, 1991), which resulted in a reduction in junior doctors’ hours, and the subsequent re-allocation of some routine medical duties to nursing staff. This was facilitated by the UKCC document, The Scope of Professional Practice (UKCC, 1992), which allowed nurses to expand their roles within ...

  • The national service framework for long-term conditionsSubscription

    Clinical29 March, 2005

    The new National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions (NSF) has been launched (2005a). It aims to improve the care provided to people with long-term neurological conditions, but the principles are relevant to other long-term conditions.

  • The positive effect of exercise as a therapy for clinical depressionSubscription

    Clinical29 March, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 13, PAGE NO: 28Sharon Kirby, MSc Sports Science, BSc Psychology, is a freelance writerDepression is a widespread problem, and is one of the top three leading causes of disability, with the average GP seeing one depressed patient during each surgery. The number of new prescriptions for antidepressant medication more than doubled between 1990 and 1995 (Clinical Standards Advisory Group, 2000).

  • Five steps for sustaining effective patient partnership workingSubscription

    Clinical29 March, 2005

    The policy of patient-centred care has become a mainstay of efforts to reform health care in the UK and improve standards (DoH, 1997; 1999; 2000; 2004a). Government policy is now built around this core concept, a major aspect of which is enabling patients to participate in decision-making about health care at every level of the NHS.

  • GonorrhoeaSubscription

    Clinical29 March, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 13, PAGE NO: 27What is it?

  • Beta-blocker eye dropsSubscription

    Clinical25 March, 2005

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 29

  • Discreet products for children and teenagers with continence problems.Subscription

    Clinical22 March, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 50Debra Evans is information co-ordinator, PromoCon, Disabled Living, ManchesterCarvet (1998) - in a study commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation into the experiences of families with a child with faecal incontinence - identified that 'some children and young people feared ridicule if their impairment became known beyond their immediate family circle'.

  • Understanding urine testing.Subscription

    Clinical22 March, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 60 Debbie Rigby, MSc, RGN, OND, FEATC, is continence service manager, Bristol South and West Primary Care Trust Karen Gray, RGN, FPCert, Asthma Dip, is specialist practitioner (practice nursing) and practice teacher (SCPT), Battersea, London

  • Reducing the risk of catheter-related urinary tract infection.Subscription

    Clinical22 March, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 64 Linda Bissett, RN, BN, SPQ Infection Control, is infection control nurse, NHS Tayside, Primary Care Division, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth

  • Recruiting and training senior nurses using a rotational model.Subscription

    Clinical22 March, 2005

    New and innovative ways of recruiting and retaining staff are needed in the present employment climate in order to meet the changing needs of clients and service provision (Newman et al, 2002). Planning and developing a vision for health and social care requires a strategy that supports individual development as well as the rapid development of the skills, knowledge and experience required to function in today’s demanding clinical environment (Forbes et al, 2001).

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