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Woman holding up a new-born baby. Picture: iStock

How cost-effective is the Family Nurse Partnership?

A study to see if the programme for first-time parents is good value for money for the NHS

Mother with crying baby. Picture: iStock

An intervention package helps parents of excessively crying babies

Parents and healthcare professionals endorse use of selected support materials

School children running in a park. Picture: Alamy

The Daily Mile: is this initiative fit to get children moving?

School trial of a 15-minute jog shows positive outcomes but concerns over implementation

Picture shows a 3D illustration of herpes viruses and antibodies. Nurses and GPs play a pivotal role in shingles vaccine uptake, according to researchers investigating why people have the vaccination.

Vital role for nurses in shingles vaccination uptake

Nurses play a pivotal role in uptake of the shingles vaccine targeting people over 70

Picture show model depicting depressed young mother holding a baby. Support such as listening visits by health visitors to new mothers with mental health problems could be improved.

Better mental health support needed for new mums

Support from health visitors to new mothers with mental health problems could be improved

Picture shows a foot affected by gout. Most patients treated by nurses for gout were more satisfied, had greater knowledge, stuck to their medication and had fewer flares than those treated by a GP.

Gout treatment from nurse preferred to GP

Most patients treated by nurses for gout were more satisfied than those treated by a GP

Nurse consultations raise quality of outcomes in general practice

Consultations by general practice nurses improve outcomes, but not patient satisfaction

Nurses want better guidance on preventing liver disease

Practice nurses felt they had insufficient guidance in clinics on liver damage

Health visitors fear loss of rapport by asking parents about infant nutrition

Transition nutrition data from child health records could be beneficial in health promotion

Blood pressure

Do nurse interventions cut cardiovascular disease in people with severe mental illness?

Study of primary care practices in England finds increased risk factors

Tuberculosis bacteria

Smartphone app helps improve tuberculosis treatment observation

Research finds video-observed therapy intervention has lower dropout rate among patients


Has Leeds bucked the national trend in childhood obesity?

Fall in obesity in reception age children following implementation of citywide strategy

Study supports new screening method for cervical cancer

Screening for high risk human papillomavirus more sensitive than cytology testing

Parenting scheme works for at-risk families

A scheme for at-risk families helps improve mothers’ mental health and parenting confidence

Taking about self-harm: improving consultations between nurses and young people

Practice nurse conversation guide could help in consultations with young people who self-harm

Evaluating a chlamydia screening programmes’ online results service

Screening scheme receives high approval rating by service users

Whole school intervention to improve health outcomes for children and young people

Focus on restorative practices to address bullying and aggression for year 8-10 students 

Cost of nurse-led surgical wound care and management treatment plans assessed 

Analysis of cohort of anonymised patient records reveals wound-healing inconsistency