Catharine Sadler

Sickle cell disease: how to improve patients’ quality of life

Novel drug expected to reduce pain of sickle cell crisis and reduce emergency admissions

Nurses transform mouth care with oral hygiene plan

Two nurses devised single-use oral hygiene kit that hangs on patients’ bedsides

Mature students

Mature students are vital to mental health nursing – but numbers are dropping

Financial pressures put older potential candidates off mental health nursing as a career

Putting wheezy children on a pathway to better health

Nurses in North London have cut the number of children re-admitted with breathing problems

Queen Mary University hospital

Tackling the growing problem of air pollution and children’s health

Researchers, including nurses, will monitor the effects of low emission initiatives

Woman drinking alcohol while talking to small child

School nurses and health visitors key in identifying children at risk from parental...

A parliamentary report covering the health effects on children of parental alcohol misuse uncovers a widespread hidden issue

Why is 24/7 community children's palliative care still not widely available?

A new report highlights asignificant lack of 24-hour community care cover for parents of children who have life-limiting conditions. Often parents have no choice but to take their child to the emergency department – a strain for all involved.

Progress on sexual health threatened by spending cuts

Against a worrying backdrop of funding cuts and rising incidence of some sexually transmitted infections, nurses are extending their training so they can integrate contraception and genito-urinary medicine services.


Tackling malnutrition in older people

The number of older people being admitted to hospital with malnutrition has increased dramatically in the past five years. Catharine Sadler looks at what is being done to halt the rise and ensure that the nutritional needs of older people are being met.


Progress in jeopardy as stroke strategy ends

The national stroke strategy for England ends this year. Clinical leaders say a replacement is needed to build on its achievements and tackle variations in treatment and care.


Surgery deferred, sight denied: improving access to cataract treatment

A report from the Royal National Institute of Blind People has revealed that in some parts of the UK, patients with sight loss wait up to 15 months for cataract surgery, increasing their risk of falls, social isolation and depression

Air pollution

Urgent action is needed on air pollution

Nurses can help patients minimise the risks to their health of air pollution

Young people with eating disorders – the slow road to recovery

Supporting troubled teenagers back to health makes unique demands on nurses, but is richly...

Dual role in mesothelioma care

Be inspired by consultant nurse Liz Darlison, who combines her NHS role with running a...

‘I want to work in dementia care’

Meet Megan Burrows, one of the first in a new breed of nurse apprentices

Working with the homeless

Jane Cook had already enjoyed a varied career before she started working with homeless...