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Implementing a hospital-at-home service to improve patient outcomes

‘If a patient does not need acute care, being in an acute hospital can be harmful. Acute hospitals expose patients to potential avoidable harm.’ .

The exacerbation of inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic

‘It seems your health, opportunities and income are wholly reliant on the particular rung of the British social ladder on which you are positioned’ .

Untangling the roots of hair racism in the nursing profession

What can clinical nurses or students do if they are told that their hairstyle is ‘unacceptable’, that it ‘doesn't comply with policy’ and that they must alter it if they want to continue to work as a...

Why a 30-second chat about smoking could save someone's life

The importance of good lung health to protect against the effects of COVID-19 has driven some smokers to try to quit, with numbers of those trying to do so at their highest in a decade. This is great...

A week in the life of a urology advanced nurse practitioner

‘The holistic assessment of the patient is something I enjoy … Being able to manage a whole episode of care makes me feel that I can make a significant impact’ .

Advanced clinical practitioners in haematology and oncology

As well as the ability to autonomously conduct history taking and physical examination skills, the ACPs in the team complete several clinical procedures including bone marrow biopsies, central venous...

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