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Family Health Resource Centre

Family Health Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Family Health Resource Centre brings you the latest news and clinical developments in all areas of family health, to child health, women's health, sexual health, men's health and care of older people.

Family health remains a mainstay of general practice, with many families placing their faith and trust in their practice nurses, health visitors and school nurses to provide a wide range of advice, checks and treatments.

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Latest family health news

21.03.17: In the UK, approximately 700,000 women per year give birth. Some 5% of these women have diabetes; of those 87.5% have gestational diabetes (GDM), 7.5% have type 1 diabetes and 5% have type 2.
20.03.17: Nearly 100 councils across England have reported that care home firms have cancelled their contracts with them due to insufficient payments.
17.03.17: A recent systematic review found brief interventions delivered by nurses to be the most effective at reducing alcohol consumption when compared with other provider groups.
14.03.17: A new report published by The King’s Fund has found that patients are being left without pain medication for up to eight hours during end-of-life care due to cuts in nursing staff.
02.03.17: The Government has been criticised for failings in palliative care after findings published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care revealed widespread inadequacies.

Latest family health clinical articles

Tuesday 21 March 2017
In the UK, approximately 700,000 women per year give birth. Some 5% of these women have diabetes; of those 87.5% have gestational diabetes (GDM), 7.5% have type 1 diabetes and 5% have type 2.
Monday 20 March 2017
Allergy is the most frequent chronic disease in children. Allergic conditions often begin in childhood and can persist for many years, often for life. However, they can also can develop at any age.
Friday 17 March 2017
A recent systematic review found brief interventions delivered by nurses to be the most effective at reducing alcohol consumption when compared with other provider groups.
Monday 6 March 2017
How primary care nurses can help identify the first stages of the illness
Friday 3 March 2017
Self-harm is defined as 'any act of self-poisoning or self-injury carried out by an individual irrespective of motivation'.

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