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What to do if you are referred to the NMC

What to do if you are referred to the NMC Subscription Required

Being subject to disciplinary proceedings can be a daunting experience; knowing about the process and being properly prepared can help reduce this anxiety

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Assessing and managing primary hypertension

Assessing and managing primary hypertension Subscription Required

Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis

A nurse-led community hepatitis B clinic

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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

Therapeutic strategies for acne vulgaris

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Acne vulgaris is a long-term condition that can have lasting physical and psychological effects. Patient education is crucial to improve adherence to treatment

Treatment of inherited cardiac conditions

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Inherited cardiac conditions are common but often misdiagnosed so it is essential health professionals know the symptoms and when to refer to cardiac experts

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New half-unit insulin pen 'offers more flexibility'

Sanofi has launched a half-unit insulin reusable pen device for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Salt reduction benefits hailed

UK study hails salt reduction for drop in heart deaths

A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.

Herbal remedy 'good for arthritis'

Chinese herbal remedy 'good for arthritis'

A Chinese herbal remedy works just as well as a standard drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, researchers have claimed.

Practice nurses in some areas face extended opening hours

Extended opening hours and enhanced local care for the elderly will soon be available at GP surgeries across many parts of England, the prime minister has announced.

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Scottish practice nurses must also get 1% pay rise, says RCN

Practice nurses in should be awarded the 1% pay rise that NHS staff in Scotland are receiving, according to the Royal College of Nursing.

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How can you recover if you are tired?

We all know how difficult it is trying to perform at work when you have had a disturbed night, from noisy neighbours or just being unable to sleep.

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'There can be no excellence in practice without senior nurses'

'There can be no excellence in practice without senior nurses'

The importance of the “little” things in nursing, such as kindness and compassion, are often talked about but without the recognition that these are far from “little” things.

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High UK child death rates unfairly blamed on GPs

High UK child death rates unfairly blamed on GPs

“Almost 2,000 British children a year die from ‘avoidable’ causes because family doctors lack training in paediatric care,” The Independent alarmingly claims.

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