The South West Clinical School Journal aims to share and celebrate evidence-based practice at its best.
This journal has evolved to capture the evidence implementation experiences and research activity of nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and other non-medical clinical colleagues. For some colleagues the journal provides a route to their first formal publication.
It also provides staff within these professions the opportunity to review and edit articles for publication and get involved in producing a regular electronic journal these all build to meet the wider aim of the South West Clinical School in Cornwall: giving exposure to opportunities to grow clinical academic knowledge and skills.
Issue 1, Number 1
- Nurturing clinical academic talent
by Frazer Underwood and Jill Shawe
- #400words: Knowledge + Action (implementing evidence-based practice)
Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Damage on Roskear Ward
by Holly Murrell
- Acute Oncology Service – reducing unwarranted variations of care for those admitted with a complication of their cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment
by Rachel Carroll
- Experiences of midwives working in rural communities
by Samantha Gale and Sandra Hogan
- Healthy Pregnancy at Scanning: A locally driven project for smoking cessation in pregnancy
by Trudie Roberts
- Improving proactive and preventative community-based dementia care from within the acute trust
by Caroline Ellis, Dr Emily Oliver and Rachel Johnstone
Issue 2, number 1
- Our Chief Nurse Research Fellowship Programme
by Frazer Underwood, Helen Lyndon, Lisa Burrows and Jill Shawe
- Special Edition
#400words: Chief Nurse Research Fellowship evidence implementation projects
Developing a nature-based treatment manual for use within CAMHS community services
by Gemma Morshead
- Introduction and analysis of a clinical supervision model on staff wellbeing and implications for quality of patient care
by Sam Pearce
- Patient information for low back and/or spinal related leg pain: creation of a local online resource
by Richard Keates
- Pelvic radiation disease and the role of the gut microbiome in gynaecology cancer patients
by Sophie Bennett
- Proposing preceptorship programme changes to improve newly qualified nurse retention rates
by Sam Newton
- Risk reduction and early identification of breast cancer related breast lymphoedema
by Emma Underwood
- Streamlining the diagnostic pathway for suspected sarcoma patients
by Rowen Hicks
- The development of a midwifery competency document for mechanical induction of labour
by Amy Keates
South West Clinical School Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board
The Editorial Advisory Board is a group of experts, drawn from the Clinical School Leadership Group or who are invited on to the Board, who dictate the tone and direction of the publication’s editorial policy.
The Board is made up of an Editor-in-Chief (and Chair) and Editorial Advisory Board Members.
Editorial Board Members are voluntary members who:
- Review submitted manuscripts.
- Advise on journal policy and scope.
- Identify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit.
- Attract new authors and submissions.
- Promote the journal to their colleagues and peers.
- Assist the editor(s) in decision making over issues such as plagiarism claims and submissions where reviewers can’t agree on a decision. (list taken from https://www.elsevier.com/editors/editorial-boards)
- Dr Frazer Underwood, Associate Clinical Professor (Honorary) and Consultant Nurse. Joint Director of the South West Clinical School in Cornwall.
Editorial Advisory Board:
- Lisa Attrill, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Plymouth’s School of Nursing & Midwifery
- Dr Lisa Burrows, Outreach Librarian, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Mandy Gorton, Quality Improvement Manager, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Caroline Jamison, Associate Head of School – Teaching & Learning and Lecturer Adult Nursing/Apprenticeship Lead. University of Plymouth’s School of Nursing & Midwifery.
- Dr Helen Lyndon, Consultant Nurse, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust.
- Heather Newton, Consultant Nurse Tissue Viability. Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Katy Oak, Knowledge Service Manager, Cornwall Health Library, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Professor Jill Shawe, Professor in Maternal and Family Health, University of Plymouth’s School of Nursing & Midwifery and Joint Director of the South West Clinical School in Cornwall.
- Emma Underwood, Lymphoedema Specialist (Occupational Therapist), Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
- Michael Wilcock, Head of Prescribing Support Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
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