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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. (in press). How do they measure up? Differences in stakeholder perceptions of quality measures used in English community nursing. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 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.

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.

Community nursing quality indicators for end-of-life care in England: Identification, preparation, and coordination (2016)
Journal Article
Horrocks, S., Cook, J., & Horrocks, S. (2016). Community nursing quality indicators for end-of-life care in England: Identification, preparation, and coordination. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21(3), 118-123. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2016.21.3.118

High-quality community nursing is essential to ensure that end-of-life care can be provided in community settings in line with patient preferences. This article examines the quality priorities commissioners sought to incentivise in end-of-life care,... Read More about Community nursing quality indicators for end-of-life care in England: Identification, preparation, and coordination.

GPs, nurses and pharmacists as prescribers in primary care: An exploration using the social identity approach (2016)
Journal Article
Weiss, M. C., Platt, J., Riley, R., & Horrocks, S. (2016). GPs, nurses and pharmacists as prescribers in primary care: An exploration using the social identity approach. International Journal of Health Professions, 3(2), 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijhp-2016-0023

The social identity approach was used to explore the inter-professional relations of nurse prescribers, pharmacist prescribers and general practitioners (GPs) in primary care in the United Kingdom. We investigated the social identities of GPs, nurses... Read More about GPs, nurses and pharmacists as prescribers in primary care: An exploration using the social identity approach.

Evaluation of a heart failure self-management programme (2015)
Journal Article
Cook, J., & Horrocks, S. (2015). Evaluation of a heart failure self-management programme. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 10(12), 603-608. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2015.10.12.603

Background: Supported self-care has the potential to improve quality of life (QoL) for people with heart failure (HF), while reducing dependency on acute care to manage exacerbation. Methods: A series of HF self-management programmes (HF-SMP) we... Read More about Evaluation of a heart failure self-management programme.

Medication decision making and patient outcomes in GP, nurse and pharmacist prescriber consultations (2015)
Journal Article
Weiss, M. C., Platt, J., Riley, R., Chewning, B., Taylor, G., Horrocks, S., & Taylor, A. (2015). Medication decision making and patient outcomes in GP, nurse and pharmacist prescriber consultations. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 16(5), 513-527. https://doi.org/10.1017/S146342361400053X

UNLABELLED: Aim The aims of this study were twofold: (a) to explore whether specific components of shared decision making were present in consultations involving nurse prescribers (NPs), pharmacist prescribers (PPs) and general practitioners (GPs) an... Read More about Medication decision making and patient outcomes in GP, nurse and pharmacist prescriber consultations.

A comparison of GP, pharmacist and nurse prescriber responses to patients' emotional cues and concerns in primary care consultations (2013)
Journal Article
Riley, R., Weiss, M. C., Platt, J., Taylor, G., Horrocks, S., & Taylor, A. (2013). A comparison of GP, pharmacist and nurse prescriber responses to patients' emotional cues and concerns in primary care consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 91(1), 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2012.11.009

Objective: Recognising patients' cues and concerns is an important part of patient centred care. With nurses and pharmacists now able to prescribe in the UK, this study compared the frequency, nature, and professionals' responses to patient cues and... Read More about A comparison of GP, pharmacist and nurse prescriber responses to patients' emotional cues and concerns in primary care consultations.

Using qualitative methods for attribute development for discrete choice experiments: Issues and recommendations (2012)
Journal Article
Flynn, T. N., Vosper, A. J., Horrocks, S. A., Coast, J., Al-Janabi, H., Sutton, E. J., …Flynn, T. (2012). Using qualitative methods for attribute development for discrete choice experiments: Issues and recommendations. Health Economics, 21(6), 730-741. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.1739

SUMMARY Attribute generation for discrete choice experiments (DCEs) is often poorly reported, and it is unclear whether this element of research is conducted rigorously. This paper explores issues associated with developing attributes for DCEs and co... Read More about Using qualitative methods for attribute development for discrete choice experiments: Issues and recommendations.

Made to measure? Assessing feasibility of quality indicators for district nursing (2012)
Journal Article
Horrocks, S., Cook, J. R., Ashton, N., & Wye, L. (2012). Made to measure? Assessing feasibility of quality indicators for district nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(1), 28 -34

Scant empirical information exists regarding the quality of district nursing (DN) services. This article reports the testing of 31 quality indicators (QI) in practice. Method: Twelve DN teams provided patient notes for audit. External auditors c... Read More about Made to measure? Assessing feasibility of quality indicators for district nursing.

Developing quality indicators for community services: The case of district nursing (2011)
Journal Article
Davies, P., Wye, L., Horrocks, S., Salisbury, C., & Sharp, D. (2011). Developing quality indicators for community services: The case of district nursing. Quality in Primary Care, 19(3), 155-166

Abstract: Background: Quality indicators exist for the acute and primary care sectors in the National Health Service (NHS), but until recently little attention has been given to measuring the quality of community services. The innovative project d... Read More about Developing quality indicators for community services: The case of district nursing.

Monitoring change in families receiving primary mental health specialist services: a pragmatic evaluation within an existing service for the under-fives (2010)
Journal Article
Pollock, J., & Horrocks, S. (2010). Monitoring change in families receiving primary mental health specialist services: a pragmatic evaluation within an existing service for the under-fives. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 15(2), 120-124. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2009.00545.x

Background: Specialist CAMHS-based services for pre-school age children are being introduced in the UK using different models of care. The clinical value of these new services requires assessment. Method:: Over 20 months a Primary Mental Health Speci... Read More about Monitoring change in families receiving primary mental health specialist services: a pragmatic evaluation within an existing service for the under-fives.

Developing quality indicators for community services: The case of district nursing. Report for NHS Bristol (2009)
Report
Davies, P., Wye, L., Horrocks, S., & Salisbury, C. (2009). Developing quality indicators for community services: The case of district nursing. Report for NHS Bristol

Background: Quality indicators exist for the acute and primary care sectors in the National Health Service (NHS), but until recently little attention has been given to measuring the quality of community services. The innovative project described in t... Read More about Developing quality indicators for community services: The case of district nursing. Report for NHS Bristol.