Vari Drennan

Summary

Affiliation: Kingston University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George s, University of London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:54. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Graduates from dual qualification courses, registered nurse and health visitor: a career history study
    Vari M Drennan
    St George s University of London, United Kingdom Kingston University, United Kingdom
    Nurse Educ Today 33:925-30. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The prevalence of incontinence in people with cognitive impairment or dementia living at home: a systematic review
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care, Kingston University and St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, United Kingdom
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:314-24. 2013
  4. pmc Conservative interventions for incontinence in people with dementia or cognitive impairment, living at home: a systematic review
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St, George s University of London and Kingston University, Cranmer Terrace, London SW170RE, United Kingdom
    BMC Geriatr 12:77. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Addressing incontinence for people with dementia living at home: a documentary analysis of local English community nursing service continence policies and clinical guidance
    Vari M Drennan
    Professor of Health Policy and Service Delivery, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, UK
    J Clin Nurs 22:339-46. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Physician assistants in English primary care teams: a survey
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, UK
    J Interprof Care 26:416-8. 2012
  7. pmc Models of inter professional working for older people living at home: a survey and review of the local strategies of English health and social care statutory organisations
    Claire Goodman
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:337. 2011
  8. pmc Assessing the contribution of prescribing in primary care by nurses and professionals allied to medicine: a systematic review of literature
    Sadiq Bhanbhro
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, Grosvenor Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:330. 2011
  9. pmc A taboo within a stigma? a qualitative study of managing incontinence with people with dementia living at home
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University, UK
    BMC Geriatr 11:75. 2011
  10. pmc Sustaining innovation in the health care workforce: a case study of community nurse consultant posts in England
    Vari M Drennan
    Kingston University and St, George s University of London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:200. 2011

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George s, University of London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:54. 2014
    ..The extent to which this has occurred is uncertain. This study investigated nurses prescribing activities, over time, in English primary care settings...
  2. doi request reprint Graduates from dual qualification courses, registered nurse and health visitor: a career history study
    Vari M Drennan
    St George s University of London, United Kingdom Kingston University, United Kingdom
    Nurse Educ Today 33:925-30. 2013
    ..In the mid twentieth century there were a number of innovative programmes of dual qualification: registered nurse and health visitor (the United Kingdom term for public health nurse)...
  3. doi request reprint The prevalence of incontinence in people with cognitive impairment or dementia living at home: a systematic review
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care, Kingston University and St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, United Kingdom
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:314-24. 2013
    ..To investigate the prevalence of urinary and fecal incontinence in people with cognitive impairment or dementia, living at home...
  4. pmc Conservative interventions for incontinence in people with dementia or cognitive impairment, living at home: a systematic review
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St, George s University of London and Kingston University, Cranmer Terrace, London SW170RE, United Kingdom
    BMC Geriatr 12:77. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Addressing incontinence for people with dementia living at home: a documentary analysis of local English community nursing service continence policies and clinical guidance
    Vari M Drennan
    Professor of Health Policy and Service Delivery, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, UK
    J Clin Nurs 22:339-46. 2013
    ..To establish whether the problems and issues experienced by people with dementia living at home and their carers were addressed in the clinical guidance for continence management for community nursing services in England...
  6. ncbi request reprint Physician assistants in English primary care teams: a survey
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, UK
    J Interprof Care 26:416-8. 2012
    ..The scope of the survey was limited and questions remain as to patient and professional responses to a new professional group within English primary care...
  7. pmc Models of inter professional working for older people living at home: a survey and review of the local strategies of English health and social care statutory organisations
    Claire Goodman
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:337. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to describe how IPW for older people living at home is delivered, enacted and evaluated in England...
  8. pmc Assessing the contribution of prescribing in primary care by nurses and professionals allied to medicine: a systematic review of literature
    Sadiq Bhanbhro
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, Grosvenor Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:330. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc A taboo within a stigma? a qualitative study of managing incontinence with people with dementia living at home
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University, UK
    BMC Geriatr 11:75. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate carers' perceptions of the range of incontinence problems they helped their relative with and the strategies they employed to manage these...
  10. pmc Sustaining innovation in the health care workforce: a case study of community nurse consultant posts in England
    Vari M Drennan
    Kingston University and St, George s University of London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:200. 2011
    ..This paper considers the factors that sustain or curtail workforce innovations through the case example of a cohort of nurse consultants established in one community health service in England...
  11. doi request reprint Establishing new nursing roles: a case study of the English community matron initiative
    Vari Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care, Kingston University and St George s University of London, London, UK
    J Clin Nurs 20:2948-57. 2011
    ..To examine the factors affecting the extent to which English policy on the introduction of community matrons for people with chronic conditions was implemented...
  12. doi request reprint Physician assistants in English general practice: a qualitative study of employers' viewpoints
    Vari Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George s, University of London, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 16:75-80. 2011
    ..Our objective was to study the motivation of GPs and practice managers who employed PAs and to understand the factors that sustained their employment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Incontinence in women prisoners: an exploration of the issues
    Vari Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s, University of London and Kingston University, UK
    J Adv Nurs 66:1953-67. 2010
    ..This paper is a report of a study exploring the extent and management of bladder and bowel problems in order to inform the provision and practice of prison nursing services and health care services in women's prisons...
  14. doi request reprint Nurse-led case management in the National Health Service: bridging clinical and social worlds
    Jill Manthorpe
    Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King s College London, London, UK
    Prim Health Care Res Dev 13:153-64. 2012
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Priorities in identifying unmet need in older people attending general practice: a nominal group technique study
    Vari Drennan
    Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, University College, London, UK
    Fam Pract 24:454-60. 2007
    ..Primary care practitioners are encouraged to identify unmet need in older people, but the best mechanisms for doing this are not known...
  16. ncbi request reprint Entrepreneurial nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom: an integrative review
    Vari Drennan
    The Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 60:459-69. 2007
    ..This paper is a report of an integrative literature review to investigate: (a) the extent of entrepreneurial activity by nurses, midwives and health visitors in the United Kingdom and (b) the factors that influenced these activities...
  17. pmc The contribution of physician assistants in primary care: a systematic review
    Mary Halter
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:223. 2013
    ..Increasing demand, enlarged workloads, and current and anticipated physician shortages in many countries have led to the introduction of mid-level professionals, such as Physician Assistants (PAs)...
  18. doi request reprint 'Nurse entrepreneurs' a case of government rhetoric?
    Michael Traynor
    School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:13-8. 2008
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Incontinence: enhancing care in women's prisons
    Vari Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London
    Nurs Times 107:18-9. 2011
    ..There is no evidence on the prevalence of urinary and faecal incontinence symptoms in women prisoners...
  20. doi request reprint Dementia, dignity and quality of life: nursing practice and its dilemmas
    Jill Manthorpe
    Social Care Workforce Research Unit, Kings College London, London, UK
    Int J Older People Nurs 5:235-44. 2010
    ..This article aims to provide examples of how such ambitions may be used in practice development...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evaluating nurse prescribing behaviour using constipation as a case study
    Kathy Davis
    Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College, London, UK
    Int J Nurs Pract 13:243-53. 2007
    ..Over 60% of all nurses predominantly prescribed from one class of laxative compared with a wider range prescribed by GPs. The extent, impact and outcomes of medical prescribing need further study...
  22. doi request reprint Peer support for carers: a qualitative investigation of the experiences of carers and peer volunteers
    Nan Greenwood
    Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:617-26. 2013
    ..These findings highlight the isolation and exclusion experienced by current and former carers of people with dementia and draw attention to the benefits of peer support for both the groups. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Partnership working by default: district nurses and care home staff providing care for older people
    Claire Goodman
    Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London King s College London, London, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 13:553-62. 2005
    ....
  24. pmc Structured pro-active care for chronic depression by practice nurses in primary care: a qualitative evaluation
    Madeleine Bennett
    Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e75810. 2013
    ....
  25. doi request reprint The effectiveness of inter-professional working for older people living in the community: a systematic review
    Daksha Trivedi
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 21:113-28. 2013
    ..We need more information on the outcomes of the process of IPW and evaluations of the effectiveness of different configurations of health and social care professionals for the care of community dwelling older people...
  26. ncbi request reprint The feasibility and acceptability of a specialist health and social care team for the promotion of health and independence in 'at risk' older adults
    Vari Drennan
    Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, Archway Campus, Highgate Hill, London, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 13:136-44. 2005
    ..It also offered some key learning points for other multi-agency groups developing similar services...
  27. ncbi request reprint Understanding risk and safety in home health care: the limits of generic frameworks
    Caroline McGraw
    Islington Primary Care Trust, London, UK
    Qual Prim Care 16:239-48. 2008
    ..These are assumed to have general applicability across different healthcare settings. However, they have never been applied to home health care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Practice nurses and older people: a case management approach to care
    Catherine Evans
    Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 51:343-52. 2005
    ..use the five cyclical elements of a case management approach when caring for people aged over 75 years? (ii) What determines or deters practice nurses' use of the cyclical elements of a case management approach in caring for older people?..