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A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project (2020)
Journal Article
Voss, S., Brandling, J., Pollard, K., Taylor, H., Black, S., Buswell, M., …Benger, J. (2020). A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project. BMC Emergency Medicine, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-020-0306-6

Background Paramedics are increasingly required to make complex decisions as to whether they should convey a patient to hospital or manage their condition at the scene. Dementia can be a significant barrier to the assessment process. However, to our... Read More about A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project.

How do they measure up? Differences in stakeholder perceptions of quality measures used in English community nursing (2019)
Journal Article
Pollard, K., Horrocks, S., Duncan, L., Petsoulas, C., Allen, P., Cameron, A., …Salisbury, C. (2020). How do they measure up? Differences in stakeholder perceptions of quality measures used in English community nursing. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 25(3), 142-150. https://doi.org/10.1177/1355819619868506

© The Author(s) 2019. Objectives: To establish how quality indicators used in English community nursing are selected and applied, and their perceived usefulness to service users, commissioners and service providers. Methods: A qualitative multi-site... Read More about How do they measure up? Differences in stakeholder perceptions of quality measures used in English community nursing.

Preliminary piloting and validation of a questionnaire identifying basic clinical skills practised by research nurses (2019)
Journal Article
Kirkpatrick, S., Harding, S., Pollard, K., & Tacchi, P. (2019). Preliminary piloting and validation of a questionnaire identifying basic clinical skills practised by research nurses. British Journal of Nursing, 28(3), 162-167. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.3.162

Clinical research nurses (CRNs) need to be competent in both clinical and research skills. In the past 10 years there has been increasing focus on developing the research competencies of CRNs. Employers, however, use the nurses’ registered status as... Read More about Preliminary piloting and validation of a questionnaire identifying basic clinical skills practised by research nurses.

Using contractual incentives in district nursing in the English NHS: results from a qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Husband, P., Petsoulas, C., Allen, P., Horrocks, S., Pollard, K., Duncan, L., …Husband, C. (2018). Using contractual incentives in district nursing in the English NHS: results from a qualitative study. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 223-232. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2017.1402543

© 2018 The author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Since 2008, health policy in England has been focusing increasingly on improving quality in healthcare services. To ensure quality improvements in community n... Read More about Using contractual incentives in district nursing in the English NHS: results from a qualitative study.

Measuring quality in community nursing: A mixed methods study (2018)
Journal Article
Horrocks, S., Pollard, K., Duncan, L., Petsoulas, C., Gibbard, E., Cook, J., …Salisbury, C. (2018). Measuring quality in community nursing: A mixed methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(18), https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06180

Abstract Background High-quality nursing care is crucial for patients with complex conditions and co-morbidities living at home, but such care is largely invisible to health planners and managers. Nursing care quality in acute settings is typically... Read More about Measuring quality in community nursing: A mixed methods study.

Translation and psychometric properties of the German version of the University of the West of England Interprofessional Questionnaire (UWE-IP) (2016)
Journal Article
Mahler, C., Berger, S., Pollard, K., Krisam, J., Karstens, S., Szecsenyi, J., & Krug, K. (2017). Translation and psychometric properties of the German version of the University of the West of England Interprofessional Questionnaire (UWE-IP). Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(1), 105-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1227964

© 2017 Taylor & Francis. The implementation of a bachelor degree in Interprofessional Health Care at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, has fostered the need to evaluate the impact of this innovative programme. The University of the West of Eng... Read More about Translation and psychometric properties of the German version of the University of the West of England Interprofessional Questionnaire (UWE-IP).

Evaluating interprofessional learning: A complex process (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Pollard, K. (2016, June). Evaluating interprofessional learning: A complex process. Presented at Norwegian Interprofessional Education Network

This was a keynote presentation, discussing the essential features of undertaking an evaluation of interprofessional learning, with reference to the multi-method evaluation of the interprofessional curriculum introduced in the Faculty of Health and S... Read More about Evaluating interprofessional learning: A complex process.

Interprofessional working (2016)
Book Chapter
Pollard, K., Bugler, J., & Hayes, S. (2016). Interprofessional working. In P. Snelling, & D. Sellman (Eds.), Becoming a Nurse. Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing, 176-200. Routledge

This chapter discusses interprofessional working in which nurses may engage. It identifies why interprofessional working is important, and explains a registered nurse's responsibilities and obligations in this regard. It then outlines different types... Read More about Interprofessional working.

Men affected by prostate cancer: A survey of general practitioner’s learning needs (2015)
Journal Article
Moule, P., Pollard, K., & Gibbard, E. (2015). Men affected by prostate cancer: A survey of general practitioner’s learning needs. Education for Primary Care, 25, 257-262

Background: With incidence rates for prostate cancer increasing each year in the UK, information and support for men with prostate cancer is crucial, yet GPs have identified this as an area where they lack knowledge and confidence. Prostate Cancer U... Read More about Men affected by prostate cancer: A survey of general practitioner’s learning needs.

Slaying the demon. The dementia challenge: Progress and achievements (2015)
Report
Henwood, M., Butler, T., & Pollard, K. (2015). Slaying the demon. The dementia challenge: Progress and achievements

There can be no doubt that the delivery of high quality care and support for patients and families living with dementia is a major challenge for health and social care services. As a nation we are living longer and we are seeing more people living wi... Read More about Slaying the demon. The dementia challenge: Progress and achievements.

Developing and evaluating guidelines for patient and public involvement (PPI) in research (2015)
Journal Article
Moule, P., Pollard, K., Donskoy, A. L., Moule, P., Donald, C., Lima, M., & Rice, C. (2015). Developing and evaluating guidelines for patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 28(2), 141-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHCQA-01-2014-0001

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited Purpose – A growing literature reports the benefits and challenges of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research; nevertheless, understanding PPI in research design remains under-developed. The purpose of this... Read More about Developing and evaluating guidelines for patient and public involvement (PPI) in research.

Virtual patients: Development in cancer nursing education (2015)
Journal Article
Moule, P., Pollard, K., Armoogum, J., & Messer, S. (2015). Virtual patients: Development in cancer nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 35(7), 875-880. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.02.009

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Background: The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is increasing and internationally there are high incidence rates. It is important that nurses and healthcare professionals are enabled to provide appropriate care to th... Read More about Virtual patients: Development in cancer nursing education.

Public involvement in research: Assessing impact through a realist evaluation (2014)
Journal Article
Evans, D., Coad, J., Cottrell, K., Dalrymple, J., Davies, R., Donald, C., …Sayers, R. (2014). Public involvement in research: Assessing impact through a realist evaluation. Health Services and Delivery Research, 2(36), 1-128. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr02360

Background This study was concerned with developing the evidence base for public involvement in research in health and social care. There now is significant support for public involvement within the National Institute for Health Research, and resear... Read More about Public involvement in research: Assessing impact through a realist evaluation.

Factors affecting carers’ acceptance and use of support (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Pollard, K., Moule, P., & Thompson, R. (2014, April). Factors affecting carers’ acceptance and use of support. Paper presented at RCN 2014 Annual International Nursing Research Conference

Background: Individuals caring informally for chronically ill/disabled friends or relatives are themselves particularly susceptible to stress and even ill-health (Greenwood et al, 2013; O’Shaughnessy 2010), with potentially significant implications f... Read More about Factors affecting carers’ acceptance and use of support.

Youth work (2014)
Book Chapter
Oliver, B., & Pitt, B. (2014). Youth work. In K. Pollard, D. Sellman, & J. Thomas (Eds.), Interprofessional Working in Health and Social CarePalgrave MacMillan

This chapter presents the aims and purpose of youth work- what it is, where it happens and who does it. It outlines the roles of youth workers and how they work illustrated with case studies from practice. It offers a flavour of debates and issues fa... Read More about Youth work.

Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives (2014)
Book
Thomas, J., Pollard, K., & Sellman, D. (2014). Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan

This edited book discusses the rationale, skills and conditions required for effective interprofessional working. In addition, it provides an overview of the roles and perspectives of different health professionals across a broad range of expertise:... Read More about Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives.

The need for interprofessional working (2014)
Book Chapter
Pollard, K., Sellman, D., & Thomas, J. (2014). The need for interprofessional working. In K. Pollard, D. Sellman, & J. Thomas (Eds.), Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives, 9-21. Palgrave Macmillan

Interprofessional working with service users and carers (2014)
Book Chapter
Donskoy, A., & Pollard, K. (2014). Interprofessional working with service users and carers. In D. Sellman, J. Thomas, & K. Pollard (Eds.), Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives, 35-46. Palgrave Macmillan

An integrated approach for individualised support: Carers' views (2014)
Journal Article
Moule, P., Pollard, K., Clarke, J., Lawson, B., Fear, C., Thompson, R., & Young, P. (2014). An integrated approach for individualised support: Carers' views. Journal of Integrated Care, 22(5/6), 253-262. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-09-2014-0034

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose - The purpose of this paper was to capture carers' views of a service in Bristol funded jointly by the Local Authority and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, which offers support to carers in the form of... Read More about An integrated approach for individualised support: Carers' views.


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