The Challenges of Making Care Safer: Leadership and System Transformation

Published in Healthcare Quarterly, 2012, GR Baker
  New programs, such as Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward, in Saskatchewan and Ontario offer systematic ways to examine and improve nursing care and patient unit environments, with the potential to improve efficiency, increase patient safety and quality, boost
Other articles included in this Canadian publication include:
  • The culture of patient safety
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Human factors in patient safety
  • Daignostic safety
  • Safety in the community and many more

Oxford Handbook series renewed and increased

The good news is that the NW wide online subscription was renewed last month plus an additional 12 titles.  To access them go to:  and enter your Athens details followed by the desired title in the search box.

See the sample list of titles below:

  • Emergencies in Critical Care
  • Emergencies in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Emergencies in Psychiatry
  • Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics
  • Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health
  • Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Oxford Handbook of Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • Emergencies in Children’s Nursing
  • Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine
  • Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology
  • Oxford Handbook of Pain Management
  • Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

In addition to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine there are the following textbooks –

  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine
  • Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Oxford Textbook of Public Health
  • Anaesthesia for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Brain’s Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Oxford Textbook in Heart Failure
  • Oxford Textbook in Interventional Cardiology
  • Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health
  • Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention
  • Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health
  • Oxford Textbooks in Public Health: Zoonoses
  • Marsden’s Book of Movement Disorders

Lung Cancer; Conference Abstract; Creech L.; Clayton K.

The comprehensive lung cancer nursing service
Citation: Lung Cancer, January 2012, vol./is. 75/(S37), 0169-5002 (January 2012) Author(s): Institution: (Creech, Clayton) East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield District General Hospital,

The Macmillan Lung Cancer Nursing (MLCN) service at East Cheshire supports patients throughout their journey from pre-diagnosis to specialist palliative care.

The MLCNs are clinical nurse specialists with advanced nursing practice, they provide advice and assessment on all aspects of care, through all treatment modalities.

The MLCN are present at the breaking of significant news and oncology clinic. They run two nurse led clinics per week for the follow up of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of lung cancer. There is also a Lung Cancer support group for patients to engage in peer support.

The MCLN support the primary and secondary care colleagues in all aspect of symptom management and patient support Conclusions: The MLCN service is underpinned by a patient centred approach. Ensuring all aspects of Living with Lung Cancer are covered for the patient and ensuring excellent quality end of life care, whether at home, hospital or hospice. Close links and excellent communication ensures the patient is well supported and informed at any stage in their journey.

Conference Information:
10th Annual British Thoracic Oncology Group Conference, BTOG 2012
Dublin Ireland.

Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Publication Type: Journal: Conference Abstract