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NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens is considering plans to introduce weight-loss competitions to staff in the health service.
Our newest free unit outlines how nurses in all healthcare settings can reduce liver disease by identifying patients with risk factors for the three major types of liver disease – alcohol, hepatitis B and C, and obesity leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Every mother needs a health visitor for every baby, no matter her age, occupation or income, says Polly Toynbee
Despite improvements in sexual health education and services for young people, pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections among this group remain high
We will be working to commission training for students and nurses to strengthen health protection knowledge and skills, says Viv Bennett
A new six-month trial will see patients in the North West have greater access to GPs, with surgeries opened into the evening and on weekends in a bid to reduce the number of unnecessary A&E visits.
Following a healthy lifestyle can help cancer survivors return to normal life, improve their quality of life and potentially reduce the risks of their cancer recurring
An estimated 13,000 cancer deaths could be prevented if the government met a World Health Organisation (WHO) target, campaigners said.
Nurses may be viewed as less “credible” by patients if they appear hypocritical, says Holly Blake
England is one of the few countries in the EU where a major cause of preventable death is on the increase. We need to take action to tackle this issue, says Sally Davies
The Institute of Health Visiting will support the development of excellence in practice, says Cheryll Adams
Tailored advice given during travel health consultations can help people to make informed choices about risk-management strategies.
I faced a moral dilemma this week.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at increased risk of malnutrition. Nurses should ensure they screen patients and offer advice or referral
Helping to develop educational tools for health professionals will support people with diabetes to manage their injectable therapies in the best way
We must be explicit about the contribution of nursing to public health and wellbeing, says Viv Bennett
Care homes should move towards a remedial approach of caring for residents. This article supports managers in embedding organisational change
There are – and I consider myself an expert in this area – many different ways of not knowing things.
Each week we pick out a practice article and pose some topics for you to debate and pose your own questions on. What do you think?
Insulin is the main injectable therapy used by people with diabetes, but often they do not receive adequate education on injection technique