1st Edition

Demonstrating Your Clinical Competence in Cardiovascular and Neurological Conditions

    All registered nurses are required to keep portfolios which demonstrate their competence in clinical practice in order to receive re-registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In addition, they are encouraged to seek individual annual appraisals which highlight their progress and areas the require development. This book provides examples and ideas on how to document learning, competence, performance or standards of service delivery. It takes an important clinical theme throughout, providing key information on clinical management from the outset, followed by structured examples of evidence of performance and application of learning in practice, individualised for each clinical theme, focussing on cardiovascular and neurological conditions. It explains how to gather evidence from clinical interactions and other aspects of daily work. All nurses working in primary care with an interest in chronic disease management, especially those who are looking for a more ‘first contact’ work within their role will find this book valuable reading.

    Making the link: personal development plans, PREP and portfolios. Practical ways to identify your learning and service needs. Demonstrating common components of good quality health care. Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Heart failure. Cerebrovascular disease. Headache. Epilepsy. Chronic pain.


    Jane Higgs, Ruth Chambers, Gill Wakley