‘Think, question, change practice’ the transformative potential of an Advanced Practice Nursing group to explore evidence based practice

In a previous blog, Dr Andrew Finney outlined the reasons for developing and the purpose of the Critically Appraised Topics or CATS. A group of General Practice Nurses and ANPs came together with the academics at Keele University to look into clinical questions that were raised from their practice, search and critique the evidence base […]

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Facilitating a knowledge mobilisation approach using critically appraised topics to further evidence- based practice  

In our next blog from our series on knowledge mobilisation, Bev Jones @ BevJonesCPD and Claire O’Connor @ClaireOLibrary take us through their experiences of using evidence based practice approaches driven by participation in the Magnet4Europe© study evaluating the impact of the Magnet Model©. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) is one of sixty hospitals, across 5 […]

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Promoting true evidence-based practice using critically appraised topics (CATs).

The next blog from our series on knowledge mobilisation comes from Dr Andrew  Finney, Senior Lecturer of Nursing at Keele University. This blog introduces the use of Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) in community nursing. Dr Andrew Finney is a Senior Lecturer at Keele University’s School’s of Nursing and Midwifery, and Medicine. Andrew holds the title […]

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How can we use knowledge mobilisation to improve care?

During October, EBN  will be bringing you a series of Blogs on Knowledge Mobilisation and other approaches to implement research into practice. Our first Blog asks, ‘What is Knowledge Mobilisation?’ and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied. Fiona Cowdell is a Professor of Nursing and Health Research at Birmingham City University […]

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‘Day in the life of….’ Isla McGlade Professional Learning/Intellectual Disabilities and Neurodevelopmental Nursing Advisor

In our latest ‘Day in the Life of Series’ showcasing the diversity of roles within learning disability nursing, Isla McGlade Professional Learning/Intellectual Disabilities and Neurodevelopmental Nursing Advisor with the Autism and Learning Disabilities Team,  Scottish Government  (www.gov.scot), Health and Social Care Directorate, talks about her role. What is your job title and your main role/responsibilities? […]

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Day in the life…. of a nurse in Perinatal Mental Health Services

In our latest ‘Day in the Life of Series’ showcasing the diversity of roles within learning disability nursing, Lydia Marsden from Hywel Dda Health Board talks about her role as a nurse in Perinatal Mental Health. What is your job title and your main role/responsibilities? I am currently working as a nurse in Perinatal Mental […]

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A Day in the Life of …. A Clinical Lead/Registered Domiciliary Care Manager

  In our latest ‘Day in the Life’ Series, we are showcasing the diversity of roles within learning disability nursing. In the first of our blogs in this series, Sarah New, Clinical Lead/Registered Domiciliary Care Manager, at HM Prison & Young Offenders’ Institution Parc in Bridgend, South Wales, tells us about her role. What is […]

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Are we teaching pre-registration nurses the right skills for working in clinical practice: a respiratory perspective

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts), Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, who raises the question whether pre-registration nursing programmes are teaching the right skills for contemporary clinical respiratory practice. Our recent study examined what respiratory care content is being taught in UK pre-registration nursing programmes in approved education institutions. The […]

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