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Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme

A preceptorship framework was developed by the trust with competency statements to demonstrate progression by the preceptee during the preceptorship phase. Competence refers to specific capabilities,...

Challenges to concordance: theories that explain variations in patient responses

On occasion, despite HPs' best efforts to share information and develop a relationship of ‘equals’ with patients, some patients still fail to concord (Seligman, 1975; Hewison, 1995; Morden et al,...

Managing sickness absence and declared disabilities in a district nursing team

‘Organisations that work with their staff to provide healthy and safe work combined with a caring environment perform better, and, importantly, by promoting the health of their workers rather than...

Improving patient outcomes with neighbourhood care: the Coldstream experience

Buurtzorg founder Jos de Blok's presentation at the 2016 Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) conference prompted the district nursing team in Coldstream to consider how it could apply...

Getting the best out of staff in a district nursing team: nurturing resilience

Efficiency savings are a powerful driver to stretch teams as much as possible to obtain maximum productivity, and cost-improvement programmes (CIPs) that identify schemes to increase efficiency or...

The Sheffield Caseload Classification Tool: testing its inter-rater reliability

The purpose of the present study was to test the inter-rater reliability of the SCCT to ensure that the tool was robust..

Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses

This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews (n=9) and focus groups (n=2), involving 17 community nurses. The indicative topic guide was piloted and developed from feedback gathered using...

Employers' duty of care to district nursing team members: health and safety concerns with lone domiciliary visits

‘A huge number of staff are working in, frankly, unacceptable and unsafe conditions. I believe that must impact particularly on nurses, because of their role in the front line, being professionally...

Constipation in community-dwelling adults with intellectual disability

Constipation is a more common clinical symptom among people with intellectual disabilities compared to other cohorts of the population (Hardy et al, 2013). Research studies have identified that...

Community nursing and antibiotic stewardship: the importance of communication and training

Growing evidence supports the use of theoretical frameworks to identify barriers and facilitators to health professional behaviour, and one such approach is the behaviour change wheel (BCW) (Michie et...

Case studies on careers in palliative care community nursing

Community Nurse Specialist at LOROS Hospice .

A good idea badly implemented? Revised National Early Warning Score 2 in community settings

In 2017, a revised form of NEWS (NEWS2) was released (RCP, 2017). This system measured the same six physiological measures as NEWS (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, systolic blood...

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