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Women's Health Resource Centre

Women's Health Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Women’s Health Resource Centre aims to provide you with the latest news and clinical articles to help you identify and understand women’s health concerns, and related key topics and issues.

Women are more frequent users of healthcare services than men and their unique health needs cover many areas, including sexual health, pregnancy and mental health issues, all of which require support that is tailored towards the female patient.

Latest women's health news

02.12.16: Drinking “plenty of fluids” may cause worsening symptoms and potential fatalities for patients with reduced renal function, a BMJ case report has revealed.
28.11.16: Mental health support for pregnant women and new mums is set to receive a funding boost in twenty areas across the country, NHS England has said.
24.11.16: Patients suffering from simple ankle sprains should not be encouraged to treat it with physiotherapy, but rather taught how to self-manage the injury at home reveals a study published by BMJ.
24.11.16: England’s chief nurse officer, Jane Cummings, has spoken out to people with newly diagnosed diabetes and raised awareness of difference between Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
17.11.16: Substantial rises in demand for care will mean a more difficult than usual winter for the NHS, according to the King’s Fund’s latest quarterly monitoring report.

Latest women's health clinical articles

Thursday 28 January 2016
Less than a third of young people with type 1 diabetes are receiving all eight care processes that NICE says they should get, a new audit has revealed
Monday 29 June 2015
During my career the role of women as both formal and informal carers has become very apparent
Friday 15 May 2015
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) urges the public to mirror it’s EU counterparts and get more exercise as it’s revealed 50% of UK adults never do any vigorous physical activity
Monday 11 May 2015
The Mental Health Foundation is calling for mindfulness based cognitive therapy to be available in all areas of the UK so that GPs can recommend it
Wednesday 29 April 2015
For those recovering from bowel cancer, physical activity is linked to better survival and reduces the risk of cancer returning, as well as cancer-related fatigue, depression and anxiety

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Thursday 3 December 2009
Fight Cervical Cancer in Style is a disease awareness campaign by GSK, in association with Jo’s Trust (the UK charity dedicated to cervical cancer) and is supported by the Royal College of Nursing and Wellbeing of Women
Thursday 3 December 2009
Nurses working in primary care are on the frontline when it comes to helping to educate pregnant women and families from low-income groups about eating a more nutritious diet and leading a healthier lifestyle. They also play a vital role in advising these patient groups on the importance of taking specific vitamin supplements, including folic acid and vitamin D

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