Category list : Alcohol
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Nurses and other healthcare professionals have been urged to rethink the needs of older people with drinking problems.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
The loss of alcoholic specialist roles, such as wellbeing nurses, in local services struggling with cash shortages is preventing alcoholics from getting the help they need, according to a national inquiry.
Diabetes patients are more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol-related causes, according to a new study, which suggests this could be linked to poor mental health.
It’s freshers time at universities and across mainstream and social media we have been seeing the inevitable pictures of students lurching around city centres in a drunk and dishevelled state.
Every hospital in England would have dedicated nurses in place to support people struggling with alcohol misuse if Labour were in power, the party has announced.
A nurse who has dedicated her career to supporting patients with alcohol issues is to retire next month after nearly 40 years’ service to the NHS.
People who either abstain from drinking from alcohol in the long term or drink heavily are at increased risk of developing dementia compared to moderate drinkers, a study suggests.
A group of organisations in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster have held their first “pop-up hub” to help homeless people and rough sleepers with health issues and other concerns.
Alcohol is the main cause of liver disease and associated death. By raising awareness and offering brief interventions, not only to patients but also to family and friends, nurses can potentially save lives, argues Gerri Mortimore
Nurse-led clinics offered in hostels for homeless people can be an effective way of providing sexual health care to a hard-to-reach, at-risk population. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol
The NHS will decide this year whether to introduce “drunk tanks” across the country to take the pressure off accident and emergency departments at busy times of year.
Many independent clinics that provide residential detoxification in England are not providing “safe or good quality care”, according to a warning from the health and social care regulator.
Developing a comprehensive hospital alcohol liaison service involves all staff in assessing patient risk and making appropriate referrals. This initiative won the award for Emergency and Critical Care in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
Consuming even low amounts of alcohol in pregnancy may be linked with higher chances of having a small baby and delivering prematurely, according to UK researchers.
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, according to UK researchers.
In Nottinghamshire, a dedicated team cares for people with alcohol-related chronic ill health. This initiative won the award for Managing Long-term Conditions in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
The majority of healthcare professionals believe public health is an important part of their job, but only around a fifth currently measure the impact of their work in the area, according to two national organisations that have developed a new tool for the purpose.
Nearly nine of out of 10 accident and emergency departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, in contravention of national guidelines, suggests a UK study.