Opinion and debate
You will no doubt have seen media coverage in recent days about the increase in flu levels, and so-called “Aussie flu” in particular.
Influenza is seen and anticipated every year all around the world. In the UK, experts use countries like Australia as a gauge of what the season likely has in store for us, explains Pat Cattini.
The nursing contribution to disease prevention and population health extends beyond the specialties of public health and public health nursing and midwifery to what each nurse does in practice every day.
Nursing Times contributor, Professor Viv Bennett CBE, looks at the impact of poor oral health.
Earlier this month, I received a phone call from a school nurse in Slough, who explained to me that she was concerned about the imminent transfer of her service’s contract to a private provider.
'Nurses can and do make a real impact'Subscription
Few would disagree that preventing a disease or injury is a better, healthier and more economic then later intervention and treatment.
Having recently raised the issue of a lack of disabled toilets on a UK train service, Josephine reflects on the recent media coverage resulting from the experience of paralympian, Anne Wafula-Strike, having no access to a toilet throughout a train journey
The hidden value of the public health nurseSubscription
Do we take every opportunity to educate patients about how to use health services? Katrina Sealey appeals to NT readers to do just that
'Will measuring care hours cost us more?'Subscription
From April this year, the number of “care hours per patient day” delivered by nurses and healthcare assistants should become the principal measure of hospitals’ use of nursing staff.
Health promotion is part of every nurse’s role but conversations are not always easy to start. Practice nurse and health promotion enthusiast, Jaqui Walker, explains how World Cancer Research Fund can help