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Supporting nursing research and evidence to underpin policy dialogue and system transformation

Central to the nursing profession leading transformational change is the use of evidence-based practice. In England we have a wealth of nursing research talent, recognised nationally and internationally. More recently these colleagues have demonstrated that there has never been such a need for nursing research capacity and capability to be front and centre. As we move to the […]

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Continuation of the hospital discharge service and discharge to assess approach

The legislation that made it mandatory for hospitals to notify local authorities that someone is ready to be discharged came in to place in 2003;  I remember it well as I was working in King’s College Hospital in London in my first NHS job, and the arrangements we now know intimately as delayed transfer of […]

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Support of NHS staff will be crucial in testing convalescent plasma treatment for the sickest COVID-19 patients

Dr Gail Miflin, Medical and Research Director at NHS Blood and Transplant, explains the stories behind the headlines on the potential of convalescent plasma to help treat patients with COVID-19. In the last few weeks, we’ve had news that really brought home what our COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme is all about. The first patient received […]

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