A seasonal peak in asthma cases known as “back to school asthma” has been linked to a surge in GP appointments across England in a new study by public health researchers.
Self-care guidance from nurses can equip patients with the skills and knowledge they need to manage the risks associated with taking disease-modifying drugs for inflammatory arthritis, according to a landmark study.
District and general practice nurses are being brought together to work side-by-side in Leeds, as part of ambitious integration plans anticipated to free up staff time by reducing duplication.
New app technology is being expanded in Scotland that government ministers say will enable practice nurses to better monitor blood pressure with fewer patient appointments needed.
The number of nurses working full-time in general practice settings in England has risen by around 300 over the last 12 months, latest figures have revealed.
NHS England, in collaboration with the Queen’s Nursing Institute, has launched a new induction template for practice nursing to make primary care a more attractive option for newly qualifieds.
The rate of bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is rising across Europe among younger adults in the 20 to 49 age bracket, according to Dutch researchers, who called on clinicians to be “aware” of the trend.
A previously inactive software alert has now been turned on to help practice nurses ensure teenage patients are vaccinated against meningitis, after questions were asked by bereaved parents.
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned.
Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease events, according to researchers analysing data from the UK Biobank study.
The chief executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute has called on the NHS to take action to elevate more nurses into leadership roles in primary care, amid fears they are being blocked from top tables.
A toolkit has been launched to help fill a dearth of information for primary care clinicians on tackling chronic opioid use associated with non-cancer pain.
Relying on nurses to address the primary care staffing crisis would risk “robbing Peter to pay Paul”, a policy expert has warned.
Nurses have called for greater recognition of the vital role they play in general practice, amid claims their contribution was overlooked in a BBC documentary on the primary care crisis.
Many GP practices are failing to make use of potentially life-saving risk assessment tools that can help catch cancer early on, suggests a new study.
Specialist nurses will be at the forefront of a new initiative to help spot heart conditions earlier as part of a drive to prevent strokes and save lives, NHS England has announced.
The government has launched a campaign to help nurses and other frontline health workers spot the signs of modern slavery.
Public health experts have called for more action to boost uptake of vaccinations, after it was revealed more than half a million children in the UK missed out on measles jabs in recent years.
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to UK researchers.