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Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

How the social model of disability evolved

How the social model of disability evolved Subscription Required

The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice

The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

A study has demonstrated that collaborative care for people with depression, provided by a multiprofessional team in GP practices, offers improved outcomes in comparison with usual treatment

The role of the nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation

The role of the nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation Subscription Required

Respiratory nurses can create pulmonary rehabilitation care programmes to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Understanding the causes and symptoms of IBD

Understanding the causes and symptoms of IBD Subscription Required

Inflammatory bowel disease can have a negative impact on a patient’s quality of life. Understanding the condition and its aetiology will help nurses provide optimal care

Public consultation opens on GP incentive indicators

Public consultation opens on GP incentive indicators

NICE launches consultation on potential reward and incentive indicators for GPs’ surgeries and to help clinical commissioners set priorities.

NICE recommends raft of tests to improve asthma diagnosis

NICE recommends raft of tests to improve asthma diagnosis

A series of clinical tests, starting with spirometry, should be used to help support a diagnosis of asthma, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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NICE backs drug for rare life-threatening blood disorder

NICE backs drug for rare life-threatening blood disorder

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended eculizumab (Soliris) for treating a rare life-threatening blood disorder called atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS).

‘Information prescriptions’ for patients with uncontrolled diabetes

‘Information prescriptions’ for patients with uncontrolled diabetes

Practice nurses and GPs treating diabetes patients who do not have their condition under control will be encouraged to give them “information prescriptions”, under an initiative launched today.

Bristol hospital pledges to learn lessons from child’s death

Bristol hospital pledges to learn lessons from child’s death

Staff at a children’s hospital accused of failing a one-year-old girl who died after heart surgery have pledged to learn lessons from her death.

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'People who acquire disability may grieve their loss forever' Subscription Required

In this fast-living digital age there have been astonishing developments in the field of biomechanics, prosthetics and transplant surgery, as well as stem cell research, which has already shown tremendous results.

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Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills Subscription Required

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.

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

News that back pain could be “cured” by antibiotics has prompted wide media coverage, with The Independent reporting that “Half a million sufferers of back pain ‘could be cured with antibiotics’.”

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