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Appendix 2: Detailed patient case studies


Key United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) policy documents

The Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (3rd edition), 1992

The Scope of Professional Practice, 1992

Standards for the Administration of Medicines, 1992

Professional Conduct  Occasional Report on Selected Cases 1 April 1991 to 31 March 1992, 1992

Professional Conduct  Occasional Report on Standards of Nursing in Nursing Homes, 1994 

The Future of Professional Practice: The Council’s Standards for Education and Practice Following Registration, 1994

Position Statement on Clinical Supervision for Nursing and Health Visiting, 1996

The Continuing Care of Older People, UKCC Policy Paper 1, 1997

Guidelines for Records and Record Keeping, 1998

These documents identify the regulator’s expectations with regard to:

  • professional conduct
  • accountability
  • scope of practice
  • administration of medicines
  • record keeping
  • clinical supervision
  • continuing professional development.

Key Department of Health document over this period

Clinical Supervision for the Nursing and Health Visiting Professions. CNO Letter 94(5), 1994 

Key Royal College of Nursing (RCN) documents over this period

‘A scandal waiting to happen?’, pp18–20 in Elderly People and Nursing Care in Residential and Nursing Homes, 1992

Guidelines for Assessing Mental Health Needs in Old Age, 1993

Older People and Continuing Care: The Skill and Value of the Nurse, 1993

The Value and Skill of Nursing: Working with Older People, 1993

Nursing and Older People: Report of the RCN Taskforce on Nursing and Older People, 1995

The Value and Skills of Nurses Working with Older People, 1996

Nursing Homes: Nursing Values, 1996

Combating Abuse and Neglect of Older People: RCN Guidelines for Nurses, 1996

What a Difference a Nurse Makesan RCN Report on the Benefits of Expert Nursing to the Clinical Outcomes in the Continuing Care of Older People, 1997