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
Homoeostasis is central to life. Vital signs measure homoeostasis and are therefore key in restoring patients to health. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
People with severe mental illness die much earlier than others, often of physical comorbidities. What can – and needs to – be done to improve their physical health?
A mental health trust has developed a smoking cessation programme for staff, offering individual or group support as well as nicotine replacement therapy
Early identification of sepsis is crucial to minimise mortality and morbidity. Revised definitions will help health professionals in all settings, but a clear, simple-to-use assessment tool is also needed
Regulation of the blood pressure is a vital physiological process enabling the body to respond to immediately changing demands such as ‘fight or flight’, or resting
’Those interested in genuinely wishing to understand the experiences of anyone affected with ADD/ADHD should read this book, especially practitioners/ specialist in the psychology and mental health field.