health care

A practice role for nurse lecturers: an anachronistic concept?

In this podcast, Sally Glen reflects on the practice role of nurse lecturers. The wholesale movement of nursing education into higher education is now a decade old. The catalyst was Project 2000, which was a vision, not only a professional qualification, but an academic one, the diploma in higher education.

A review of the literature, however, identifies how the nursing curriculum has always been subject to continuous external pressure and is a balancing act between health service needs, the educational vision of the day and the available financial resources.

The changing needs of people with sight loss

Presents the findings from a research study which identifies and explores the changing support needs of people with sight loss from the clinical, visual function and quality of life perspectives. Data were derived from biographical narrative interviews and a visual function questionnaire with people with sight loss, and semi-structured interviews with professionals involved in the delivery of specialist visual impairment services.

Making the economic case for the promotion of mental well-being and the prevention of mental Health problems

This report begins by asking why there should be investment in promotion and prevention. It then summarises what is known and gives examples of study findings on wellbeing, early intervention,, depression, suicide and workplace health promotion. Ongoing and future evaluations are noted and the need for more European assessments emphasised.

Connecting Partnerships : a framework for supporting leadership, effective management and service innovations across health and social care partnerships

Paper describing and explaining the Joint Improvement Team's (JIT) Connecting Partnership programme which involves identification of key objectives based on a joint action plan between the JIT and the participating Partnership, supporting shared learning and benchmarking opportunities.

National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC)

The National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC, formerly Drug Misuse Research Unit) has long established expertise in drug misuse prevalence work, evaluative and outcomes research, the use of epidemiological indicators, and information in evidence based policy making. Senior staff are involved in national policy initiatives and in provision of advice regarding health care and criminal justice responses. NDEC is one of the leading units in the country engaged in research in the area of drug misuse.