Opinion and book reviews
The NHS Long Term Plan puts a focus on prevention with initiatives such as improvements to NHS premises to include healthier options of hospital food for staff and patients; increased education for frontline staff on nutrition and achieving a healthy weight; and doubling the capacity of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
I have long been concerned about power and ‘parentalism’ in healthcare.
Over the past several years there has been a positive shift in how type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance are managed.
Understanding Type 2 DiabetesSubscription
’This is an excellent guide for students or qualified nurses.’
Principles of Diabetes Care, second editionSubscription
’This books should certainly been considered by anyone who wants to provide support in the field of diabetic care and management.’
’This book should be read by anyone who has an interest in foot health whether as a podiatrist, nurse or physiotherapist.’
Over-prescribing: yes it still happens.
Hypertension - second editonSubscription
I would recommend this book for any health care professional or student that is going to come across patients with hypertension in their place of work.
We talk to Emma Alderwick, who recently started as a unit manager at a private care home in Malvern, having previously been diabetes specialist nurse for the NHS in Gloucestershire
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