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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Diabetes – Eat your way to a better healthSubscription
’The book would be of benefit to general reader, new diagnosed patient with type 2 diabetes and nurses how provide dietary advice to patients with Type 2 diabetes.’
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.
‘We need more voices for practice nurses’Subscription
A passion for nursing has shaped the last three decades of Susan Nightingale’s life
We talk to Sam Matthews, a newly qualified staff nurse at University Hospital of North Staffordshire
As a teacher of foreign languages, Helen frequently comes across opinions about English language testing for nurses that seem to be formed from very little information
'We are now contending with the public’s unrealistic expectation of what they are entitled to'Subscription
Irene Hall reflects on her 50 years in the NHS and what has changed during that time
Due to be published in August, the latest NICE guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes have been available for consultation since January.
A Man’s Guide To Healthy AgingSubscription
‘The style and structure allow you to look for things that you might want to know the answer to, or to browse through looking for bits of interest.’
‘The book is ideal for gaining a knowledge base regarding diabetes with suggested reading throughout the book for further knowledge development of diabetes.’
‘It should be recommended to the medical and nursing profession since the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise.’