Gill Hek

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This paper aims to provide evidence of the healthcare needs of prisoners in relation to gender, age and ethnicity, drawing from a larger systematic overview of the policy and research literature concerning primary care nursing in prisons in England and Wales. The literature overview shaped the initial stages of a research project funded by the Department of(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study of the views of prisoners about health services provided in prisons. BACKGROUND Prison provides an opportunity for a 'hard to reach' group to access health services, primarily those provided by nurses. Prisoners typically have high health and social needs, but the views and experiences of prisoners about health(More)
Recent policy changes in England and Wales have transferred commissioning and funding of prison healthcare from the prison service to the National Health Service for the first time in its history. Most health services in prisons are now provided by primary care trusts (PCTs), with the consequence that PCTs have a new highly vulnerable population for whom(More)
The care of older people often crosses the boundaries of health and social care. The new role of a health and social care trained generic worker was developed to provide comprehensive care for older people living at home. The role is a cross between a nursing auxiliary, health care assistant and a community support worker. The evaluation of the one-year(More)
  • G Hek
  • 1994
Nurses' ability to calculate accurately is important in their work. Recent evidence, however, has suggested that their mathematical skills are poor, and nurse teachers spend considerable amounts of time in remedial teaching of these skills. The authors describe the efforts of a working group that was set up to undertake a survey of colleges and examine how(More)
The care of asthmatic children is commonly sub-optimal. Accordingly the costs and benefits of sending a district health authority community nurse, who had specific training in asthma management, into the homes of 43 families with asthmatic children were assessed. During the six months the asthma nurse visited these homes, the children developed and(More)
Student research in the National Health Service (NHS) must now be conducted within the framework of research governance and research ethics. In this paper, Tony Soteriou and Gill Hek highlight the considerations that undergraduate, post-registration and postgraduate students, as well as their supervisors and course lecturers need to make at the outset of(More)
The third European Commission action plan to combat cancer recognized the need to develop effective continuing and in-service training programmes for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. A literature review and course documentary analysis commissioned by the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Education (ENB) in(More)