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Geoffrey Punshon
London South Bank University
9Publications
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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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#1Alison LearyH-Index: 9
#2Robert G. CookH-Index: 33
Last.Geoffrey PunshonH-Index: 3
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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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#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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#1Alison LearyH-Index: 9
#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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#1Alison Leary (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 9
#2I Mason (Royal Free Hospital)H-Index: 4
Last.Geoffrey Punshon (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 3
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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...
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#1Alison Leary (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 9
#2Katrina Maclaine (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 2
Last.Geoffrey Punshon (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 3
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Aims and Objectives/Background The work of specialist nursing has been under scrutiny for many years in the UK due to a perception that it is not cost effective. A common issue is the lack of consistency of job titles which causes confusion to the public, employing organisations, colleagues and commissioners of services. Lack of consistency has implications for the wider perception of advanced specialist practice in the worldwide community and the workforce more generally. This study aims to und...
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#1Alison Leary (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 9
#2Anthony E Kemp (University of Bedfordshire)
Last.Geoffrey Punshon (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Objectives To evaluate the new model of providing care based on demand. This included reconfiguration of the workforce to manage workforce supply challenges and meet demand without compromising the quality of care. Design Currently the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds recommends the provision of crowd medical cover at English football league stadia. The guidance on provision of services has focussed on extreme circumstances such as the Hillsborough incident in 1989 while the majority o...
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Purpose Patients with severe asthma were choosing not to use the emergency department (ED) in extremis and were self-medicating when experiencing severe asthma, putting their lives at risk. This local issue reflected a nationwide situation. The purpose of this paper is to better understand the reasons behind patients’ reluctance to attend ED and to consider practical solutions in a structured way. Design/methodology/approach Systems thinking (soft systems methodology) was used to examine the iss...
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#1Geoffrey PunshonH-Index: 3
#2Ruth EndacottH-Index: 30
Last.Alison LearyH-Index: 9
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Purpose UK prostate cancer nursing care is provided by a variety of urology and uro-oncology nurses. There are a number of service arrangements and intersections with several multidisciplinary teams (MDT) which were investigated. Design The study consisted of a national survey with descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Methods A secondary analysis of a data subset from a UK whole population survey was undertaken (n=285) of the specialist nursing workforce and the services they provide. D...
#1Geoffrey Punshon (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 3
#2Ruth EndacottH-Index: 30
Last.Alison Leary (LSBU: London South Bank University)H-Index: 9
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