Nurse-led care with a more patient-centred approach appears to be more effective than GP-led care for successfully treating gout, according to UK researchers.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has indicated he wants to see an increase in the adoption of community nursing models similar to one pioneered in the Netherlands.
Nursing Times has launched a new online learning unit for nurses on the management of obesity.
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has launched a raft of new performance indicators for primary care providers, aimed at improving care for people with diabetes.
For centuries the painful condition of gout has been associated with a rich diet but a new study that suggests genetics may be more to blame could help shatter long-held misconceptions, say researchers.
Nurses are helping to prop up struggling services by stepping outside their usual remits and putting their valuable skills to new use, according to a new report by England’s care regulator.
Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.
Homeless people sleeping rough in South London are benefitting from on the spot checks and same-day registration with a GP thanks to a project set up by specialist nurses.
A tool has been developed by UK researchers to help identify heart failure patients at high risk of sepsis, which they say could catch cases early and save thousands of lives every year.
Nurses across England are being urged to get actively involved in the latest phase of a nationwide campaign to tackle antibiotic resistance, including handing out “non-prescriptions” to patients.