GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
A team of diabetes specialist nurses who set up a social media network have been on tour across the UK in a bid to showcase the work they do and recruit other nurses into the speciality, a member of the team explained to Nursing Times.
A first of its kind award ceremony in Sheffield has celebrated the “often-unsung work” of nurses in primary care.
General practice nurses are in line for a pay boost as part of a new “radical” contract for primary care across England, though it is likely it will be up to individual practices to decide how much money to pass on to their employees.
Healthcare professionals are being urged to read the UK’s first guideline on diagnosing foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in order to become better acquainted with how to identify it.
A diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure and the related condition of pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggest researchers.
Midwives, health visitors, school nurses have an important role in promoting vaccination to parents, says a new report that raises concerns about the influence of social media on take-up.
Over two thirds of young women would not tell a nurse about their smear test worries, suggests a new survey that raises wider concerns around uptake of screening for cervical cancer.
Sleeping for more than nine hours per night, without disturbance, during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, according to US researchers.
Two medicines for treating diabetes, along with one for advanced breast cancer, have been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland.
Nurses will be “empowered” to help change the culture around fertility treatment add-ons, the Royal College of Nursing has said following new recommendations on the way they are offered to patients seeking fertility services.
Clinicians need to do more to help people with type 2 diabetes stick to exercise regimes that can help them control blood glucose and improve heart health, according to a group of European experts.
Drug regulators have approved a combination of fluticasone and formoterol in a device that can be used with a spacer for treating asthma in children.
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”.
Researchers have found two biomarkers they say could be used in primary care to identify the heart condition atrial fibrillation in patients who have three clinical risk factors.
The amount of money wasted by people failing to show up for general practice appointments each year could fund the annual salary of more than 8,000 community nurses, health leaders have revealed.
A third biological treatment looks set to be approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for treating patients with severe asthma in England and Wales.
A medical professional body have called for obesity to be “urgently” recognised as a disease, rather than a lifestyle choice, to help improve patient care.