Public Health Nursing
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All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.
Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.
An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles
The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice
Midwives and health visitors have a key role in preventing sudden infant deaths by alerting new parents to the risk of co-sleeping with babies, according to a review of unexplained child mortality in Wales.
Public Health England and NHS England have announced an £11.5m investment as part of a joint initiative to decrease tuberculosis cases and ultimately eliminate the disease in England.
Specialist nurses must be better recognised by commissioners for their important role in providing cost-effective diabetes care, according to a charity, which has also warned the condition is now an urgent public health issue.
Healthcare staff who work long hours in stressful environments are at an increased risk of developing a dangerous relationship with alcohol, warn researchers.
Pressure should be relieved on the capital’s accident and emergency services by removing drunks and treating them in specialist recovery centres, according to Conservative London Assembly Member Andrew Boff.
The NHS Mandate between the government and NHS England sets out ambitions for the health service.
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Behind the Headlines
“Sense of smell ‘may predict lifespan’,” BBC News reports. New research suggests people unable to smell distinctive scents, such as peppermint or fish, may have an increased risk of death within five years of losing their sense of smell.