Roger Watson, Editor-in-Chief, JAN
LPZ project – the Dutch national survey of care problems – a few years ago when I invited the leader of the project, Ruud Halfens, to visit the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the
. Ruud came with his close colleague Jan
Hamers with whom he works at the CAPHRI
(School for Public and Primary Care) at Maastricht University,
The Netherlands. Ruud and Jan presented
to colleagues on this project which, on the face of it, seemed straightforward:
a longitudinal study of a set range of care problems (eg pressure ulcers and
falls) in care settings. The project
originated from the LOPD, the Dutch National Prevalence of survey of Pressure Ulcers, and
now includes University of Sheffield Switzerland, Austria, Germany
and New Zealand.
I was so taken with the LPZ project that, on taking over as Editor-in-Chief of JAN, I decided to invite the LPZ team to publish their annual reports in the journal. This year we are pleased to present their most recentreport, along with the study protocol and my editorial; all free to download. If you want any further information on the project then you can email the LPZ project and you can download previous reports from their website.