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Friday 18 April 2014

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14.04.14: The HPV immunisation programme has been successful in reducing cases in young women in England
14.04.14: Over 7.5 million people will now have increased access to general practice through seven-day opening and 8am-8pm appointments, the government has revealed
15.04.14: Care provided after a stroke varies widely across the UK, researchers have found
15.04.14: Just half the people who are supposed to have an NHS Health Check in England are actually getting one, according to a new report published today by Diabetes UK
20.12.12: The Chief Nurse for England has given us a strategy on which to base the care we give our patients, ensuring quality is at the core. Do you know what they stand for?
07.04.14: Scarlet fever infections in the UK have continued to rise to the highest levels for more than 30 years
10.04.14: Men are prevented from getting help by the perception that only women have eating disorders, a BMJ Open study has found
02.04.14: A single, clear and consistent legal framework is needed to enable healthcare regulators, such as the NMC, to uphold their duty to protect public safety an official report has claimed


Margaret Stubbs
Spring is in the air and specialist diabetes nurse Margaret Stubbs is urging nurses to help tackle the dual problem of obesity and diabetes
Jo Locker
Public Health England's tobacco control expert offers advice for nurses working with people who smoke. Encourage your patients to quit, exclusively for Nursing in Practice on National No Smoking Day 2014.
Jenny Chou
As an ageing population takes its toll on the NHS, and the number of people with co-morbidities is expected to rise to 2.9 million by 2018, more emotional and practical support needs to be provided for long-term carers of patients.
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