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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: a common but overlooked cancer

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a form of leukaemia that predominates in...

Breast cancer: What are the issues for young women?

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a potentially traumatic experience at any age....

Implementing a team approach to end-of-life care

The provision of excellent end-of-life care (EoLC) is high on the political agenda...

Patient satisfaction audit of a nurse-led lung cancer follow-up clinic

This article describes a patient satisfaction audit of a nurse-led clinic for...

Nurse specialist direct referrals to breast care clinics

From pre-diagnosis and beyond treatment for breast cancer, many individuals access...

Genetic counselling for those at risk from familial gastric cancer

Gastric cancer usually affects people over 60 and carries a poor prognosis because...

Managing cancer of unknown primary: Are we getting it wrong?

Cancer of unknown primary features among the ten most common cancer diagnoses....

Managing and leading educational initiatives in response to the Cancer Plan

With the advent of the Cancer Plan (DH 2000a) the organisation of cancer services...

Breast cancer patient satisfaction with the nurse-led clinic for surgical histology

Information and support are fundamental to patients’ understanding of their...

Peripherally inserted central catheters: a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach

Collaborative working between multidisciplinary members of the healthcare team can...

‘Human costs’ of breast cancer among non-English speaking BME women

This article describes a qualitative exploratory research study aimed at...

The Liverpool Integrated Care Pathway for the dying patient with diabetes

When a patient can no longer express his or her views, close attention needs to be...

Thought for food: nutritional assessment of chemotherapy patients

Cancer and its treatment can give rise to enduring nutritional problems for...

Chemotherapy waiting times: capacity and demand to improve services

This article explores the phenomenon of ‘waiting’. It looks in particular at the...

Developing competence: an evaluation of a nurse rotation pilot programme

The South East London Cancer Network Rotation Project established a rotation...

Extending outpatients’ hours

An evening clinic for urological follow-up appointments was led by a nurse...

Community cancer nursing: shifting the balance from secondary to primary care

The NHS Cancer Plan highlights the need to improve and advance cancer services in...

Radiotherapy review for patients with breast cancer: a new approach

This article describes a study designed to assess the effectiveness of a new...

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