As a registered practitioner, it is your responsibility to keep up to date with the evidence and literature. This is a requirement of your regulatory body (NMC or HCPC) and helps ensure that you are equipped to provide safe, effective and person centred care.

Further reading

Some further reading is given below. If there is anything specific that you are looking for, remember that The Knowledge Network is an excellent source of information and a site where you can share knowledge with peers.

Try using the Knowledge Network Full text Article search function using key words about your particular interest (e.g. reflection, specific aspects of care) and aspects of clinical skills (e.g. specific skills, assessment, treatment, improving health).

Some articles that may be of interest to you, and are available using the Knowledge Network Full text Article search function ,are referenced below

Abbott, S et al (2002). The meaning of 'health improvement. Health Education Journal, 2002, 61, (4): 299-308

Burke, K. G. (2012). Nurses' perceptions of their role in rehabilitation of the older person. Nursing Older People, 24 (2): 33-8.

Gowland, S. (2011). Enabling people to give feedback about their health care. Learning Disability Practice, 2011 Oct; 14 (8): 32-6.

Huntington, A.  (2011). Is anybody listening? A qualitative study of nurses' reflections on practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2011 May; 20 (9/10): 1413-22

Kumpunen, S et al (2012). Practical approaches to seeking assent from children. Nurse Researcher, 2012; 19 (2): 23-27

Lindquist, I. (2010.) Learning to be a physiotherapist: a metasynthesis of qualitative studies. Physiotherapy Research International, 15 (2): 103-10.

Phillips, L. (2012). Improving care for people with learning disabilities in hospital. Nursing Standard, 2012 Feb 8-14; 26 (23): 42-48.

Shortus, T. (2007). Do multidisciplinary care plans result in better care for patients with type 2 diabetes? Australian Family Physician, 2007 Jan-Feb, Vol.36(1-2), p.85-9.

Wainwright, S(2011). Factors that influence the clinical decision making of novice and experienced physical therapists. Physical Therapy, Jan, 2011, Vol.91(1), p.87.

Weston, R. (2011). Midwifery students' significant birth stories: Telling the drama, Part 1. British Journal of Midwifery, 19 (12): 786-93