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Alison Leary
London South Bank University
CancerNursingWorkforceClinical nurse specialistMedicine
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lawler,J., Lofton,L., and Leary, A. (2020) Perceptions of the cancer care left undone in primary and community services: a mixed methods evaluation, Health and Social Care in the Community which will be published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652524. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions." Primary and community car...
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Purpose: Incident reporting systems are commonly deployed in healthcare but resulting datasets are largely warehoused. This study explores if intelligence from such datasets could be used to improve quality, efficiency and safety. Design/Methodology/Approach: Incident reporting data recorded in one NHS acute Trust was mined for insight (n=133,893 April 2005-July 2016 across 201 fields, 26,912,493 items). An a priori dataset was overlaid consisting of staffing, vital signs and national safety ind...
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Background It is estimated that there are over 100,000 people in the UK who have Multiple Sclerosis. Access to a specialist nurse service improves patient experience and outcomes. The aim of this study was to publish a new, robust validated standard optimising the UK nursing workforce model. Methods Existing national data and specific workload and service data were collected from 163 multiple sclerosis specialist nurses who completed a questionnaire to collect information on activity and complex...
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It is estimated that there are over 3.8 million people in the UK who have diabetes. Access to a specialist nurse service improves patient experience and outcomes. In this study, specific workload and service data were collected from 243 diabetes specialist nurses who completed a questionnaire to collect information on demographics and activity. Data were received from all of the UK nations. Overall, 54.1% of respondents had been specialist nurses in the field for 10 years or longer. Unpaid overt...
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Abstract The nursing associate role was proposed as a way of alleviating the nursing shortage in the UK. However, reasons for its development and the role itself were poorly defined and, despite the first nursing associates being on the nursing register for a year, this has yet to be addressed. As a result, employers, nursing associates and other members of the multidisciplinary team are often confused about what the role entails. Nursing associate responsibilities vary between employers and nur...
#1Robert M CookH-Index: 1
#2Sarahjane JonesH-Index: 2
Last. Alison Leary (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 9
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Evidence highlights the intrinsic link between nurse staffing and expertise, and outcomes for service users of healthcare, and that workforce retention is linked to the clinical and organisational ...
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#1Jessica Lawler (LSBU: London South Bank University)
#2Paul Trevatt (NHS England)H-Index: 4
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The aim of the hermeneutic review was to identify and clarify the mechanisms by which the Diabetes Specialist Nursing workforce affect the outcomes of diabetes patients, with a focus on those in the United Kingdom. A clarification of diabetes specialist nurses’ work is necessary in understanding and improving diabetes inpatient care. The design is a hermeneutic evidence review and was part of a wider evaluation of Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurses for which the evidence was sourced. The liter...
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The current “workforce crisis” in the NHS is not a new phenomenon and we are seeing this become a growing challenge across the professions. In a recent report, for example, a number of think tanks predicted that there will be a shortfall of 108 000 full time equivalent registered nurses in 10 years if current trends continue.
#1Geoffrey Punshon (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 3
#2Katrina Maclaine (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 2
Last. Alison Leary (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Aims and objectives/background Nursing is a predominantly female profession. This is reflected in the demographic of nursing around the world. Some authors have noted that despite being a gendered profession men are still advantaged in terms of pay and opportunity. The aim of this study was to examine if the so called glass escalator in which men are advantaged in female professionals still exists. Design and method Descriptive statistics of the routinely collected national workforce da...
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#2Geoffrey Punshon (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 3
Background Calculating nurse staffing in the acute hospital has become a key issue but solutions appear distant. Community, mental health and areas such as learning disability nursing have attracted less attention and remain intractable. This review aims to examine current approaches to the issue across many disciplines. Design The approach taken is iterative and in the form of a hermeneutic review. 769 pieces of evidence were reviewed from across disciplines such as nursing, medicine, engineeri...
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