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People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics
Despite its growing prevalence, hepatitis B is often undiagnosed. This article discusses its spread, life cycle and prevention, and groups at high risk of infection
Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms
Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Preventing hospital admissions and improving quality of life are key priorities for those working with people with severe and enduring eating disorders
Flu vaccinations can help Type 2 diabetes sufferers live longer, according to new research.
A Wolverhampton community specialist nurse has presented research at a major diabetes conference on the importance of maintaining posts like hers.
Leading specialists have given their backing to introducing a 99% accurate Down’s syndrome test on the NHS.
One in five cases of Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in the over-40s, new figures suggest, prompting warnings that people may become seriously ill before they realise.
Routine blood tests can help identify type 2 diabetes patients at increased risk of advanced chronic liver disease, according to research presented today at a major conference.
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I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago.
The words that nurses and other health professionals use to describe where they work is an issue that urgently needs to be addressed.
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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.