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Welcome to our publications library.  From here you can find our own published articles as well as key evidence and policy papers, unique educational resources, references and useful links to external sites. 

 

 

 


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Why asthma still kills: The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD)

PDF IconMay 2014

Written by Dr Mark L Levy et al

The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England, NHS Wales, the Health and Social Care Division of the Scottish Government, and the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS). The NRAD is delivered by the Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU) of the Clinical Standards Department at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study

PDF IconFebruary 2014

Written by Prof Linda H Aiken PhD et al

Categories: Evidence for education as a lever

Published Online February 26, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(13)62631-8

Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions, Building the house of care

PDF IconOctober 2013

Written by Coulter et al

This paper published by The King's Fund describes a co-ordinated service delivery model – the ‘house of care’ – that aims to deliver proactive, holistic and patient-centred care for people with long-term conditions. It incorporates learning from a number of sites in England that are working to achieve these goals, and makes recommendations on how key stakeholders can work together to improve care for people with long-term conditions.

Using eLearning to improve the quality of education for practice nurses

PDF IconJune 2013

Written by Julia Neal

Categories: Evidence for education as a lever

Director of Education Julia Neal outlines Education for Heath’s approach to eLearning. Originally published in Practice Nurse, now available as a pdf.

Expanding nursing practice in COPD: key to providing high-quality, effective, and safe patient care? Prim Care Respir J 2013

PDF IconMay 2013

Written by Fletcher MJ, Dahl BH

This article was written for the Primary Care Respiratory Journal, by Education for Health Chief executive Monica Fletcher, and Birthe Dahl, of the Center of Public Health and Quality Improvement, Århus, Denmark and an Education for Health trainer. http://dx.doi.org/10.4104/pcrj.2013.00044

A Guide to Performing Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry

PDF IconApril 2013

Written by Primary Care Commissioning (PCC)

Categories: Improvement tools

Education for Health Chief Executive Monica Fletcher and Clinical Lead Chris Loveridge helped to develop this guidance.

Managing multi-morbidity in practice…what lessons can be learnt from the care of people with COPD and co-morbidities?

PDF IconMarch 2013

Written by Kevin Gruffydd-Jones, Shoba Poduval

Categories: Improvement tools

This document was endorsed by Education for Health, alongside the RCGP and PCRS-UK, and Clinical Lead Chris Loveridge was on the project committee.

SIGN/BTS British guideline on the management of asthma, Asthma priorities: influencing the agenda

PDF IconFebruary 2013

Written by Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Categories: Evidence for education as a lever

Includes Asthma priorities for Scotland  in detail.

Change drivers: multi-stakeholder education and collaboration

PDF IconNovember 2012

Written by Zoe Healey PhD

Categories: Evidence for education as a lever

This article refers to  'COPD Uncovered: An International survey on the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on a working age population', under the benefits of cross-functional collaboration.

Atrial Fibrillation: Assessment and Diagnosis

PDF IconFebruary 2012

Written by Chris Cottrell

Categories: Education for Health research

Education for Health clinical lead Chris Cottrell investigates and analyses the
epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and takes a look at the associated risks
and causes. Originally published in Practice Nursing.

Training People to undertake CVD Risk Assessment; an Evaluation from Education for Health

PDF IconJanuary 2012

Written by Ruth Westerby RGN and Monica Fletcher RN

Categories: Education for Health research

Education for Health research assessing the impact that our training can have upon management and diagnosis of CVD. Presented at the Royal College of Nursing, Harrogate, February 2012.

Atrial Fibrillation 3: Management

PDF IconJanuary 2012

Written by Christine Cottrell

Categories: Education for Health research

In the third installment of Chris Cottrell's series on atrial fibrillation she outlines two approaches underpinning the management of the condition. Along with this she also examines the management of stroke risk and of rate and/or rhythm.

Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology

PDF IconJanuary 2012

Written by Chris Cottrell

Categories: Education for Health research

Education for Health clinical lead Chris Cottrell discusses the physiological basis of atrial fibrillation and considers associated risks and causes.

An Investigation into Practice Nurses' need for further education in Musculoskeletal Care

PDF IconDecember 2011

Written by M. J. Fletcher, S. Oliver, A. Cook, H. Albrow

Categories: Education for Health research

Article assessing the education gap in musculoskeletal care. Originally published in The Practice Nursing Journal, now available as a pdf.

Evidence submitted to the Health Select Committee

PDF IconNovember 2011

Written by Education for Health

Evidence for education as a lever for improved health outcomes, submitted by Education for Health for the Select Committee enquiry into Education and Workforce Planning in the health service.  

Dementia; Early Recognition and Diagnosis

PDF IconOctober 2011

Written by Ruth Westerby and Sue Howard

Categories: Improvement tools

Education for Heatlth's CVD Prevention clincial lead Ruth Westerby, along with Community Health Specialist Sue Howard, outline the latest clinical developments in dementia.

COPD uncovered: an international survey on the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] on a working age population

PDF IconAugust 2011

Written by Monica Fletcher, Thys van der Molen, Marianella Salapatas, John Walsh

Categories: Education for Health research

COPD Uncovered represents the combined efforts of a multi-disciplinary committee of international experts, coming together to bring forward some of the most burning issues in COPD today.

Organisational quality, nurse staffing and the quality of chronic disease management in primary care: Observational study using routinely collected data

June 2011

Written by Griffiths , Peter, Maben, Jill and Murrells, Trevor

Categories: Evidence for education as a lever

Wide ranging study drawing upon data collected from more than 4,000 General Practices across England. The research explores the relationship between the education and training of practice staff and quality of outcomes in a number of public health areas including COPD and diabetes. The results are telling and highlight the benefits education and training can have for health professionals and patients alike.

CVD Risk Assessment evaluation impacts positively on healthcare training initiatives

April 2011

Categories: Education for Health research

New information shows impact of large scale training initiatives on improving NHS performance

Shared decision making or paternalism in nursing consultations? A qualitative study of primary care asthma nurses’ views on sharing decisions with patients regarding inhaler device selection

PDF IconMarch 2011

Written by Upton J, Fletcher M, Madoc-Sutton H, Sheikh A, Caress A-L, Walker S

Categories: Education for Health research

Shared decision making or paternalism in nursing consultations? A qualitative study of primary care asthma nurses' views on sharing decisions with patients regarding inhaler device selection.

Training people to undertake CVD Risk Assessment; an evaluation from Education for Health

PDF IconSeptember 2010

Written by Westerby R, Fletcher R

Categories: Education for Health research

A poster, 'Training people to undertake CVD Risk Assessment; an evaluation from Education for Health' was presented on by Ruth Westerby, Clinical Lead for CVD Risk and Stroke, at the PCCS Annual Scientific Meeting in Leeds.  The poster demonstrates new findings on the impact of training people to undertake Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Assessment.

Living well with COPD – New online resource

PDF IconFebruary 2010

Written by Education for Health and the European Lung Foundation

Categories: Improvement tools

By working together, the European Lung Foundation and Education for Health have developed a simple, easy to read factsheet which aims to show people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their friends and family how they can live a full life with this disease.

Social media - find out more about how you can join in …

February 2010

Written by Education for Health

Categories: Improvement tools

Many hospitals and healthcare organisations are quietly innovating on the social web, find out more about how you can join in …

2010 is the Year of the Lung

February 2010

Written by Education for Health

Categories: Improvement tools

The campaign website has lots of useful resources for health professionals and health service managers interested in respiratory services improvements, including a round up of the latest research evidence.

Levels of evidence

PDF IconFebruary 2010

Written by Jane Upton, Education for Health

Categories: Research made easy

Taken from a series of articles designed to help you understand research concepts by breaking them down into bite-sized chunks.  They were written by Education for Health staff and published in the British Journal of Primary Care Nursing.

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