Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

All Outputs (37)

An Exploration of the Experiences of Nursing Staff during the Time of a Large Reconfiguration of Cancer Services at an NHS Hospital (2023)
Thesis
Elder, L. (2023). An Exploration of the Experiences of Nursing Staff during the Time of a Large Reconfiguration of Cancer Services at an NHS Hospital. (Thesis). University of Salford

Organisational change is a frequent practice within organisations. Research has shown organisational change to be highly complex, with many challenging considerations. Employees are identified as a significant influe... Read More about An Exploration of the Experiences of Nursing Staff during the Time of a Large Reconfiguration of Cancer Services at an NHS Hospital.

A single qualitative case study of how the introduction of an AEC unit influenced the experiences of patients, carers and NHS staff (2021)
Thesis
Demingo, D. A single qualitative case study of how the introduction of an AEC unit influenced the experiences of patients, carers and NHS staff. (Thesis). University of Salford

Background The urgent and emergency care spectrum in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) has changed over the last few years in response to the population's changing needs. In response, Ambulatory emergency care (AEC), which... Read More about A single qualitative case study of how the introduction of an AEC unit influenced the experiences of patients, carers and NHS staff.

Phenomenological study of student nurses’ preparedness for delivering culturally competent care upon graduation (2021)
Thesis
Wang, Q. Phenomenological study of student nurses’ preparedness for delivering culturally competent care upon graduation. (Thesis). University of Salford

Cultural competence is an essential requirement for delivering appropriate care to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. An analysis of the literature revealed notions of cultural competence was mainly from the United States (US). In contrast,... Read More about Phenomenological study of student nurses’ preparedness for delivering culturally competent care upon graduation.

The limits of choice : how community midwives negotiate choice in and of their practice (2020)
Thesis
Cameron, H. The limits of choice : how community midwives negotiate choice in and of their practice. (Thesis). University of Salford

This study explored the ways in which community midwives negotiate competing discourses when supporting choice in pregnancy and birth. The ways in which choice was presented to pregnant women by NHS Trusts providing maternity services, via their info... Read More about The limits of choice : how community midwives negotiate choice in and of their practice.

Managers’ and clinical leads' perspectives of a co-production model for community mental health service improvement in the NHS : a case study (2020)
Thesis
Bamber, H. Managers’ and clinical leads' perspectives of a co-production model for community mental health service improvement in the NHS : a case study. (Thesis). University of Salford

This study evaluated a co-production model used in a National Health Service (NHS) Trust, in England which was introduced due to increased workloads and reduced resources. Through reviewing drivers/challenges and determining staff knowledge, skills,... Read More about Managers’ and clinical leads' perspectives of a co-production model for community mental health service improvement in the NHS : a case study.

Interpreting research to inform practice : the hierarchy of evidence framework (2019)
Journal Article
Ball, E., & Regan, P. (2019). Interpreting research to inform practice : the hierarchy of evidence framework. Journal of Health Visiting, 7(1), 32-38. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2019.7.1.32

Background: This paper examines the hierarchy of evidence (HoE) framework and evidence-based practice (EBP) for clinical practice and nurse education. Student evaluations of a post-qualifying EBP module identified consistent tension in interpreting r... Read More about Interpreting research to inform practice : the hierarchy of evidence framework.

Borrowing against the future : the response to the public consultation on the NHS bursary (2018)
Journal Article
Regan, P., & Ball, E. (2018). Borrowing against the future : the response to the public consultation on the NHS bursary. British Journal of Nursing, 27(13), 746-749. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.13.746

This paper discusses the UK Government's public consultation into the NHS bursary and the response from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A public consultation stipulated that the current arrangements for funding, by the State, were not to be consid... Read More about Borrowing against the future : the response to the public consultation on the NHS bursary.

Putting knowledge to work in clinical practice : understanding experiences of preceptorship as outcomes of interconnected domains of learning (2017)
Journal Article
Allan, H., Magnusson, C., Evans, K., Horton, K., Curtis, K., Ball, E., & Johnson, M. (2017). Putting knowledge to work in clinical practice : understanding experiences of preceptorship as outcomes of interconnected domains of learning. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), 123-131. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13855

Aims and objectives To explore how preceptor support can assist newly qualified nurses to put knowledge to work across interconnected forms of knowledge when delegating to healthcare assistants. Background Current literature on preceptorshi... Read More about Putting knowledge to work in clinical practice : understanding experiences of preceptorship as outcomes of interconnected domains of learning.

A critical commentary on management science in relation to reforms following institutional National Health Service failures (2016)
Journal Article
Regan, P., & Ball, E. (2016). A critical commentary on management science in relation to reforms following institutional National Health Service failures. Journal of Nursing Management, 25(2), 149-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12425

Aim(s): A discussion paper on the United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS) market reforms. Background: NHS market reforms reliance on management science methods introduced a fundamental shift in measuring care for commissioning purposes rath... Read More about A critical commentary on management science in relation to reforms following institutional National Health Service failures.

Delegation and supervision of health care assistants’ work in the daily management of uncertain and the unexpected in clinical practice: invisible learning among newly qualified nurses (2016)
Journal Article
Allan, H., Magnusson, C., Evans, K., Ball, E., Westwood, S., Curtis, K., …Johnson, M. (2016). Delegation and supervision of health care assistants’ work in the daily management of uncertain and the unexpected in clinical practice: invisible learning among newly qualified nurses. Nursing Inquiry, 23(4), 377-385. https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12155

The invisibility of nursing work has been discussed in the international literature but not in relation to learning clinical skills. Evans and Guile’s (2012) theory of recontextualisation is used to explore the ways in which invisible or unplanned an... Read More about Delegation and supervision of health care assistants’ work in the daily management of uncertain and the unexpected in clinical practice: invisible learning among newly qualified nurses.

NHS market liberalisation and the TTIP agreement (2016)
Journal Article
Regan, P., & Ball, E. (2016). NHS market liberalisation and the TTIP agreement. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21(7), 356-358. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2016.21.7.356

Governments over the past three decades have undermined the founding principles of the NHS through reforms and market liberalisation. With greater involvement of commercial interests in health care, the NHS will become less democratic and transparent... Read More about NHS market liberalisation and the TTIP agreement.

EU referendum debate : is the NHS finally up for sale? [Comment] (2016)
Journal Article
Regan, P., & Ball, E. (2016). EU referendum debate : is the NHS finally up for sale? [Comment]. Nursing Management, 17(3),

As the EU referendum looms on 23 June, policy experts discuss the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the health service.

People, liminal spaces and experience : Understanding recontextualisation of knowledge for newly qualified nurses (2015)
Journal Article
recontextualisation of knowledge for newly qualified nurses. Nurse Education Today, 35(2), e78-e83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.10.018

Background: Little is known about how newly qualified nurses delegate to health care assistants when delivering bedside care. Aim: To explore newly qualified nurses' experiences of delegating to, and supervising, health care assistants. Design: Et... Read More about People, liminal spaces and experience : Understanding recontextualisation of knowledge for newly qualified nurses.

'Doing the writing' and 'working in parallel': how distal nursing affects delegation and supervision in the emerging role of the qualified nurse (2014)
Journal Article
Johnson, M., Magnusson, C., Allan, H., Evans, K., Ball, E., Horton, K., …Westwood, S. (2015). 'Doing the writing' and 'working in parallel': how distal nursing affects delegation and supervision in the emerging role of the qualified nurse. Nurse Education Today, 35(2), e29-e33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.11.020

Background: The role of the acute hospital nurse has moved away from the direct delivery of patient care and more towards the management of the delivery of bedside care by healthcare assistants. How newly qualified nurses delegate to, and supervise,... Read More about 'Doing the writing' and 'working in parallel': how distal nursing affects delegation and supervision in the emerging role of the qualified nurse.

Predicting the outcome of patients with proximal humeral fracture by radiographic findings : a retrospective study (2014)
Journal Article
Callaghan, M., & Ball, E. Predicting the outcome of patients with proximal humeral fracture by radiographic findings : a retrospective study. Manuscript submitted for publication

Background: A retrospective study was undertaken to establish if the outcome of patients with proximal humeral fracture could be predicted by radiographic findings. 12 patients were reviewed with a proximal humeral fracture and were treated conservat... Read More about Predicting the outcome of patients with proximal humeral fracture by radiographic findings : a retrospective study.

“How, when, why” – a comparison of two action research methods to examine the hidden tones in annotation feedback (2013)
Journal Article
Ball, E., & Regan, P. (2013). “How, when, why” – a comparison of two action research methods to examine the hidden tones in annotation feedback. ˜The œCanadian journal of action research, 14(2), 39-50

This paper broadly confirms earlier conclusions in which action research findings identified that feedback on student assignments through annotation carried an unfavourable lecturer tone and failed to motivate the student as a learner. It was importa... Read More about “How, when, why” – a comparison of two action research methods to examine the hidden tones in annotation feedback.

Breastfeeding mothers' experiences: The ghost in the machine (2013)
Journal Article
Regan, P., & Ball, E. (2013). Breastfeeding mothers' experiences: The ghost in the machine. Qualitative Health Research, 23(5), 679-688. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732313481641

We critically review qualitative research studies conducted from 2000 to 2012 exploring Western mothers’ breastfeeding experiences. We used the search criteria “breastfeeding,” “qualitative,” and “experiences” to retrieve 74 qualitative research stud... Read More about Breastfeeding mothers' experiences: The ghost in the machine.

Evolution of contemporary nursing (2013)
Book Chapter
Ball, E. (2013). Evolution of contemporary nursing. In C. Brooker, & A. Waugh (Eds.), Foundations of Nursing Practice (30-61). London: Elsevier

Nursing has always developed in response to the changing needs of society. As the structure of society alters, new nursing habits, customs, values and knowledge emerge in response to changes in the population and its health issues. Because of the in... Read More about Evolution of contemporary nursing.