Practice nurse among EU staff honoured at HSJ Awards Subscription
A primary care nurse working in London is among six people that have been honoured with a special award for NHS staff from the European Union.
Significantly fewer parents of young children in England are reporting that health visitors are discussing immunisations with them compared with six years ago, reflecting an ongoing decline over the past two decades, official data has shown.
Asthma patients should in future be prescribed a leukotriene receptor antagonist as an intermediate step-up between a preventer inhaler and a combination inhaler, if their condition is poorly controlled.
The NHS’s unpublished proposals for dealing with extreme funding pressure suggest it will employ thousands fewer nurses and other staff in the next few years, and treat tens of thousands fewer emergency patients in hospital.
Older people should be asked about falls when they have routine assessments and reviews with health and social care practitioners, and if they present at hospital, states updated guidance.
Side effects from statins are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to Norwegian researchers.
A primary care model being tested in Scotland, involving nurse practitioners taking over some tasks currently done by GPs, has boosted the quality of care and reduced strain on resources.
Improved training and a nationwide return-to-practice scheme to encourage more nurses back into primary care are among key recommendations in a major new report on ways to expand and revitalise general practice nursing.
Adjusted body mass index values that, for the first time, accurately reflect the physical makeup of UK children from ethnic minorities have been drawn up by researchers.
Climate friendly asthma inhaler swap encouragedSubscription
Nurses and other clinicians should consider swapping asthma patients onto more environmentally friendly types of inhaler, where it is safe to do so, says a professional body.