Nursing Long Term Conditions
News and practice about long term conditions
Community matrons work closely with people with long-term conditions and are well placed to identify the reasons why this group are often readmitted to hospitals
Patients may miss difficult-asthma clinic appointments for several reasons; a study examined whether telephoning those who did not turn up improved future attendance
As insulin pumps become increasingly popular in the management of type 1 diabetes, health professionals need to understand which patients are suitable for the therapy
Social media may create opportunities for people with long-term conditions to manage their own care but health professionals must be aware of those opportunities
Recent NICE guidance aims to assist health professionals to recognise and treat headache disorders effectively
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience significant chronic pain of similar severity to the pain of arthritis, a new study has found.
Spicing up asthma medications with ginger may make them more effective, a study has shown.
Defective kidneys may be a sign that traffic pollution is harming the arteries, research suggests.
An oral liquid version of the generic epilepsy drug clobazam has been launched in the UK.
A new asthma combined maintenance and reliever treatment has been launched in the UK.
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