News and practice for practice nurses
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
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
NICE launches consultation on potential reward and incentive indicators for GPs’ surgeries and to help clinical commissioners set priorities.
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series of clinical tests, starting with spirometry, should be used to help support a diagnosis of asthma, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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.
Labour has pledged to make increasing the number of nurse training places in the NHS “one of the first things” it would do if it wins the general election in May.
Health visitors must be assigned to GP practices and hold regular meetings with doctors in future to link up their work better, according to updated guidance for commissioners from NHS England.
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This article debates the evidence surrounding the nursing procedure of administering intramuscular injections