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Transitioning to primary care nursing

‘Over the past year I have learnt so many new skills, including ear care, smoking cessation support and cervical screening’.

The challenge of rehabilitation following critical illness in low-income countries

In LICs, with relatively young populations and many patients admitted to critical care due to trauma, limited rehabilitation is a major cause for concern, resulting in complications, prolonged...

Supporting holistic care of young people in the community

Primary care services and schools are seeing more children presenting with increasing mental health demands, in need of behavioural support, or mental health needs, which can manifest in different...

Female genital mutilation and a nurse's duty to report cases to the police

The recent conviction of a woman for assisting another person to undertake female genital mutilation (FGM) on a three-year-old British girl during a trip to Kenya, has been hailed as evidence of the...

The importance of NHS patient safety lesson learning

‘SO1: Make zero avoidable harm to patients a state of mind and a rule of engagement in the planning and delivery of health care everywhere.’ .

Striking the right balance

I have been building a list of things I would like to have known when I was a chief nurse that I have learnt since joining the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), to enable me to work with colleagues...

Irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis: diagnosis, similarities, and nutritional management

Both IBS and endometriosis can be challenging to diagnose. Diagnosis is based on a combination of medical history, physical examination and imaging..

Evaluating the efficacy of a programme to educate nurses on CLABSI linked to total parenteral nutrition administration

The authors believe that this study is one of a kind because few studies have been conducted based solely on CLABSI occurrence linked to TPN administration. This study has concentrated on the...

Listening, sharing and supporting each other

‘We all have different titles but essentially our aim – to promote the importance of nutrition – is key to us all’.

Nurses are ideally placed to spot malnutrition in vulnerable patients

Malnutrition too often goes unnoticed. When nutrition hits the headlines, it is typically regarding obesity or the ‘desirability’ of losing weight. However, there is a fundamental importance to...

Targeting malnutrition in patients with COPD in the community

Current figures relating to malnutrition in the UK reveal that up to 3 million people at any one time are living with malnutrition (British Nutrition Foundation, 2023) and 93% of malnutrition occurs...

Non-medical prescribing in nursing: the history and evolution of independent and supplementary prescribing

Non-medical prescribing was introduced originally to reduce doctors' workloads and to improve patient care (Paterson et al, 2016). This delegates responsibility for full episodes of care to skilled...

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