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Thursday 11 August 2016
As the UK votes to leave the EU, the impact and future of the profession is up for debate
Thursday 11 August 2016
Student nurse placements in general practice
Thursday 11 August 2016
The recent Brexit vote has come as a shock to many, including former Royal College of Nursing chief Peter Carter. Nursing in Practice catches up with him to ask how the UK’s health system now finds itself in a “hell of a mess”
Thursday 11 August 2016
NHS Health Checks have recently been hitting the headlines as ‘falling well short’ of international targets, so how much is true and why exactly are they needed in the current healthcare system?
Thursday 11 August 2016
The Care Quality Commission is known for its inspections of GP practices, so what is it like being the national nurse advisor for the regulator?
Thursday 11 August 2016
Tobacco smoking by the individual causes chemical smoke to enter the lungs, and then chemicals to enter the bloodstream and body tissues
Thursday 11 August 2016
Osteoporosis is a silent disease where bones become fragile due to loss of tissue. It leads to low-trauma or fragility fractures that can cause pain, disability and premature death. Some 50% of women over the age of 50 experience a fracture mainly as a result of osteoporosis
Thursday 11 August 2016
Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing health and social care today. There are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia
Thursday 11 August 2016
Until recent years, the vast majority of diabetes care was conducted in secondary care, but the first GP mini-clinics were established as far back as 1971
Thursday 11 August 2016
The Five-Year Forward View for Mental Health1 emphasised that early intervention and prevention services for children and young people would save £100 million for public services
Thursday 11 August 2016
Communication is often defined as the ability to impart or exchange information by speaking, writing, gesture or other medium
Thursday 11 August 2016
The strict definition of hayfever is allergic rhnitis to grass pollen but popular usage means that it encompasses tree and weed pollens. It is common and affects more than 20% of the UK population
Thursday 11 August 2016
Ensuring that all patients are adequately hydrated and nourished is a fundamental part of health promotion, care and recovery work for all nurses, whatever the context of care
Thursday 11 August 2016
Antimicrobial resistance has been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top three threats to human health
Thursday 11 August 2016
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne pathogen from the flavivirus family, which includes dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile virus
Thursday 11 August 2016
Sexual health is an important area of public health as most of the adult population are sexually active within the United Kingdom
Thursday 11 August 2016
Although our feet are essential for our balance, weight bearing and mobility, we have a tendency to take them for granted until something goes wrong
Thursday 11 August 2016
Working in two different nursing roles can have great benefit, even if they are diverse

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