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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
Health workers need to understand how to respond to patients with, or at risk of, ebola to ensure any isolated cases occurring in the UK do not result in an outbreak
Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable sight loss. Vision can often be preserved with early identification, good adherence to treatment and long-term monitoring
Practice nurses are being targeted for a new, free app that will allow them to view job postings for temporary shifts at GP services in their area and see ratings of potential future employers.
Primary care clinicians should use a “simple blood test” if it is unclear whether a patient has pneumonia and needs to be treated with antibiotics, according to the National Institute for Health Care Excellence.
An emerging, “terrible” divide between what patients expect and the services nurses and doctors are able to provide threatens to “unravel the NHS from the bottom upwards”, an organisation representing primary care groups has warned.
Latest figures show there has been a high uptake of the new shingles vaccine during the first year since it was launched, with public health officials highlighting the contribution of practice nurses.
A new urine test could help ensure children with asthma receive the level of medication they need to manage their illness better and prevent future exacerbations, according to researchers.
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When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.
In August 2014 I was fortunate enough to be admitted to BMI Healthcare as an NHS patient under the ‘choose and book’ scheme.
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This article debates the evidence surrounding the nursing procedure of administering intramuscular injections