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Designing wards to release time to care
Poor ward layout can significantly increase the time taken on routine tasks, reducing the amount of time nurses have available to spend on direct patient care. This article describes how Chesterfield Royal Hospital designed ...
Supporting newly qualified nurse transition: A case study in a UK hospital
BACKGROUND: Nurse education in the United Kingdom (UK) has been university based since the mid-1990s but despite careful preparation and assessment of student nurses it has been considered necessary to provide a period of ...
Using a campaign to promote safer medicines practice among healthcare professionals
The Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has a work plan to improve the safe administration of medicines throughout the hospital. This includes measures to raise nurses' awareness of the risks associated with the ...
Developing and piloting a new role to enhance the clinical learning environment
Environments that support pre- and post-registration students' and staff learning are vital to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care by knowledgeable and competent healthcare practitioners. A project was undertaken ...