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Foot care for non-diabetic patients

This article is available in full to non-subscribers until 28 January, just register for free to access.

Many older people live with overgrown toenails and dry cracked skin on their feet. Caring for feet becomes increasingly difficult with advancing age and foot problems can lead to immobility and social isolation.

This week’s free article provides practical help on foot care for non-diabetic patients including assessments, cutting toe nails and referral for specialist help.

After reading the article consider:

  • Outline the essential components of foot care
  • Why are older people at increased risk of foot problems?
  • When should you refer a patient for specialist assessment?

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Eileen Shepherd, Clinical Commissioning Editor

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The pelvic floor muscles

Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse Subscription Required


Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this information is presented with expert commentary.

Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries

Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries Subscription Required


Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems.


Management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a life-limiting, incurable condition. Recent guidance from NICE identifies priorities of care for this group of patients

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Mary Haight

60 seconds with...a hepatitis nurse specialist


We talk to Mary Haight, who works as a hepatitis nurse specialist with Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust in north-east London.

Susannah Pete

60 seconds advanced nurse practitioner in gastroenterology


We talk to Susannah Peters, advanced nurse practitioner in gastroenterology at East Sussex Healthcare Trust who has been a nurse for 28 years.

Bernadette O'Gorman

60 seconds with Bernadette O’Gorman, community matron and manager of paediatric palliative care team Life Force


We talk to Bernadette O’Gorman (pictured with Joe McCallum), community matron and manager of paediatric palliative care team Life Force, at Whittington Health in north London, who has been nursing for 30 years.

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'We must make commissioners realise continence care is vital'

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Recent figures estimate that around 14 million people living in the UK are affected by bladder dysfunction, with a further six million reported as having difficulty with bowel control.

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