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The research describes how nursing staff on a general surgical ward in a district general hospital perceived the delivery method of nursing care in practice The study design was based on ethnographic methods and data were collected by diary keeping and semi-structured interviews An organizational method based on the principles of primary nursing had been implemented on the ward for 2 years prior to the study commencing As well as talking in general terms about primary nursing, the nursing staff talked at some length about specific issues related to their practice