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Paul E Jenkins
Rates of non-attendance at initial appointments within community eating disorder (ED) services are frequently high, although this has received relatively little research attention and no reports of interventions designed to address this. The current report describes outcomes following a change of procedure introducing a 'partial booking' system. Attendance rates at first appointments (Nā€‰=ā€‰1260) were audited following introduction of a system designed to reduce non-attendance in January 2013 within a UK ED service...
October 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
Jacqueline McKee, Carrie Wade, Mark O McCarron
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To measure the impact of a quality improvement programme with a stroke specialist nurse and increased capacity at neurovascular clinics. BACKGROUND: Transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke are medical emergencies prompting urgent assessment and treatment. Delays in specialist assessment and management are frequent and may increase stroke risk. DESIGN: Pre- and post evaluation of intervention. METHODS: All patients referred to a neurovascular clinic were recorded during two phases: 2006-2008 and 2010-2012...
February 2015: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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