publication . Article . 2016

Benchmarking school nursing practice: the North West Regional Benchmarking Group

Nadine Littler; Helen Beckett; Alice Freshney; Margaret Mullen; Lynn Pinder;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 May 2016
  • Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It is essential that the quality of care is reviewed regularly through robust processes such as benchmarking to ensure all outcomes and resources are evidence-based so that children and young people’s needs are met effectively. This article provides an example of the use of benchmarking in school nursing practice. Benchmarking has been defined as a process for finding, adapting and applying best practices (Camp, 1994). This concept was first adopted in the 1970s ‘from industry where it was used as a structured approach to quality measurement and improving services’ (Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2014: 5). The first ‘paediatric clinical benchmarking group was s...
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free text keywords: Z48, Z721, Nursing, North west, Benchmarking, Officer, Medicine, business.industry, business, School nursing, Quality management, Reflective practice, Top-down and bottom-up design, Best practice
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