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.

Enhancing the care of patients with sickle cell disease

Ensure the effective management of painful vaso-occlusive crises

Improving the awareness and care of veterans in healthcare services

Understand the unique healthcare needs of people who have served in the UK military

Understanding the role of carbohydrates in optimal nutrition

How to advise patients on appropriate intake as part of a balanced diet

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

The age-associated changes that affect the skin, and what advice to give

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

How to identify and remove potential barriers to wound healing

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

Learn about treatment options and the importance of psychological support

Preventing foot complications in people with diabetes mellitus

Understand the causes, signs and symptoms, and how to assess foot health

Development of a tool to support managers in planning and evaluating staff training

How improving managers’ decision-making around training can enhance patient care

Developing cultural competence in caring for LGBTQI+ patients

Healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex people

Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Learn how ERAS can reduce post-operative complications and length of hospital stays

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

Learn communication skills to improve care for this patient group

Developing effective nurse leadership skills

Understanding and learning these skills at all levels of seniority

Nursing management of irritable bowel syndrome

Enhance your awareness of the range of IBS symptoms that patients may experience

Use of blood components in clinical practice

Familiarise yourself with the procedures involved in these transfusions

Challenges and facilitators in providing effective end of life care in ICUs

Ways to enhance practice in this area and factors that might affect patient care

Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

This article explores four ‘leadership intelligences’ that can be adopted by nurses

Role of the nurse in identifying and addressing health inequalities

How addressing these inequalities can improve health outcomes for patients

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

How to reduce potential barriers for these individuals when accessing services