Issue : 29 April 2015
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I am going to put my hand up and say I don’t know as much about politics as I feel I should.
Becoming an active member of a professional organisation may take you out of your comfort zone, but is interesting and rewarding, says Rebecca Sherrington
Co-creating personalised asthma action plansSubscription
National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients
Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis: care standardsSubscription
New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition
Care planning in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisSubscription
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder requiring careful management in partnership with patients to slow its progress and optimise quality of life
An audit of care provided to patients with COPDSubscription
Nationwide audit of COPD care reveals many aspects of provision have improved, but the number of units with specialist nurses managing COPD caseloads has declined
'I'm just an extra pair of hands'Subscription
Can you advise this student nurse?
Cardiff University scientists claim to have identified for the first time the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment.
New guidelines have recommended that women with a rare aggressive breast cancer should be offered less invasive surgery.
'Use of 3D printing in surgery'Subscription
In this case, a 3D printed model was constructed from a CT scan of the patient’s fractured skull.