General practices in North East Essex are set to lose a third of their nurses through retirement in the next five years, documents reveal.
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.