Sudden infant death syndrome: investigating risk factors and safer sleeping practices
Mothers are asked to recall three sudden infant death syndrome strategies and identify risk in sleep scenarios
Evaluating the use of social prescribing coordinators in general practices
Latest research from the nursing and medical journals.
Patient acceptability of delayed antibiotic prescriptions
Latest research from the nursing and medical journals
Study reveals changing attitudes to unsafe sex
The British National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles investigated the rise in unsafe sex and sexually transmitted infections.
Nurse-led family programme bids to reduce child neglect
Randomised controlled study investigates the effectiveness of two-hour group meetings with expectant young mothers in a bid to improve suboptimal parenting in vulnerable parents.
More effort required to address needs of self-harming young people
Population cohort study investigated causes of self-harm in children and adolescents.
Assessing the NHS Health Check programme
Systematic review of 20 research studies of patient experience of the NHS Health Check programme.
Qualitative study explores the use of targeted case finding to identify COPD
Qualitative study of the views of nurses, doctors and practice managers to investigate attitudes towards targeted case finding use in COPD.
Study investigates use of children's community nursing teams and costs associated
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice study evaluates whether the reduction in hospital costs offset the costs of two new CCNTs in England from 2012-2015.
Public health nurses’ views of postnatal anxiety
Study looks at support offered to mothers experiencing postnatal depression and anxiety
Factors influencing the decision to attend screening
Understanding the thought process of patients considering screening tests, following cancer diagnosis will improve take-up rates, studies find.
Behavioural approaches to weight loss do work
Randomised controlled trials compare effects of brief advice and self-help materials, with a long-term weight management programme
Exploration of acceptability of the physician associate role
Addressing shortage of GPs and nurses in UK
Need to address high levels of cancer diagnosed in emergency units
Study tests belief that diagnosis is a failure of primary care
Health professionals most trusted on immunisation advice
High childhood immunisation uptake in England.
Methods used to tackle obesity of the prison population
Improved understanding of obesity in prison
Universal screening effective in identifying ‘at-risk’ drinkers
Reducing alcohol-related morbidity and mortality is a public health priority
Better engagement with HIV care improves outcomes
Reducing HIV morbidity and mortality rates with antiretroviral therapy