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Alison Leary
London South Bank University
43Publications
7H-index
164Citations
Publications 43
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Published in Human Resources for Health 2.55
Jessica Lawler (LSBU: London South Bank University), Paul Trevatt4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NHS England)
+ -3 AuthorsAlison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
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...
Published on May 1, 2019in International Journal of Nursing Studies 3.57
Geoffrey Punshon3
Estimated H-index: 3
(LSBU: London South Bank University),
Katrina Maclaine1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
+ 3 AuthorsAlison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
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 datasets ...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in BMJ Open 2.38
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
,
Geoffrey Punshon3
Estimated H-index: 3
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
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...
Published on Feb 11, 2019
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
This section of the Reformer Thoughts report addresses the crucial role of community health workers, not least district nurses, in keeping people out of hospital. In a time of rising demand in healthcare it’s unsurprising that the perennial issue of winter pressures comes onto the radar. The recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan tried to tackle many different subjects but included relatively little on demand and no concerted effort to understand it. If we want to salve the issue of winter...
Published on Oct 1, 2018in European Journal of Oncology Nursing 1.70
Iain Stewart1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Nottingham),
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
+ 5 AuthorsLaila J. Tata28
Estimated H-index: 28
(University of Nottingham)
© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Purpose: Health services across the world utilise advanced practice in cancer care. In the UK, lung cancer nurse specialists (LCNS) are recognised as key components of quality care in national guidelines, yet access to LCNS contact is unequal and some responsibilities are reportedly left undone. We assess whether any variation in working practices of LCNS is attributable to factors of the lung cancer service at the hospital trust. Method: Nationwide workload analysis of LCNS ...
Published on Sep 1, 2018in Lung Cancer 4.60
Iain Stewart1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Nottingham),
Aamir Khakwani8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Nottingham)
+ 5 AuthorsLaila J. Tata28
Estimated H-index: 28
(University of Nottingham)
Objectives: Treatment choices for people with lung cancer may be influenced by contact and engagement with lung cancer nurse specialists (LCNSs). We investigated how service factors, LCNS workload, and LCNS working practices may influence the receipt of anticancer treatment. Materials and methods: English National Lung Cancer Audit data and inpatient Hospital Episode Statistics for 109,079 people with lung cancer surviving 30 days from diagnosis were linked along with LCNS workforce census data ...
Published on Jul 30, 2018in Journal of Crohns & Colitis 7.83
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LSBU: London South Bank University),
I Mason3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Royal Free Hospital),
Geoffrey Punshon3
Estimated H-index: 3
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
Background and Aims Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease affecting 1 in 250 of the population in the UK. It is accepted that access to a specialist nurse service improves patient experience and outcome. National Standards for inflammatory bowel disease care (2013) defined the number of nurse specialists required at 1.5 full time equivalent per 250,000 population. The aim of this study was to determine if these standards were being met and...
Published on Jun 20, 2018
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
People with lung cancer experience physical and emotional hardships, often heightened by low survival rates and side effects of treatments. People may be admitted for unplanned hospital care due to reasons related to their lung cancer diagnosis, presenting an economic burden on healthcare resources. For individuals, unplanned admissions present a burden on their life that may be avoided through alternative care management initiatives. Lung cancer nurse specialists (LCNS) are advanced practitione...
Published on Jun 1, 2018in Gut 17.94
I Mason3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
Introduction The national standards for IBD care defined the numbers of nurse specialists required as 1.5 FTE per 2 50 000 population. The aim was to publish a new, robust, validated national standard and caseload. Methods A concensus workshop of 15 IBD nurse specialists from across the UK met to check assumptions regarding workload and activity of this group. A 24-item questionnaire, exploring demographic data, caseload, workload and experience was developed. This was was distributed through th...
Published on Apr 26, 2018
Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
Making decisions based on poor data, a concept known as ‘garbage in, garbage out’, unfortunately remains part of healthcare today,
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