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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
England and Wales are currently experiencing unusually high rates of scarlet fever so it is vital that health professionals know what to do when someone is infected
The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined
The large differences in the proportion and treatment of people with diabetes and high blood pressure in England are unveiled in a new interactive online map.
A new once-daily, maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been launched.
Patients are not being properly warned about the risks of screening for chronic diseases such as cancer, according to MPs.
Practice nurses, GPs and other community staff in London should be provided with training to assess and manage mental health crisis, new regional standards have recommended.
Merging district and practice nursing teams is an almost inevitable consequence of moves to improve community health services, according to leading health professionals.
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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?
It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.
Leading health professionals have said that merging district and practice nursing teams is an almost inevitable consequence of moves to improve community health services.
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This article debates the evidence surrounding the nursing procedure of administering intramuscular injections