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Diabetes care tool puts kids in control

The nursing team in the children’s diabetes service at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has...

Why should I have to use a catheter?

The No Catheter – No CAUTI campaign urges all clinicians to keep catheter use to a minimum...

Taking the plunge with lipoedema

Women wait decades for an accurate diagnosis of lipoedema. Earlier diagnosis is essential to...

Work together to prevent infection

Nurse Tanya Kidson leads the team behind a set of assessment tools that are helping care...

What about nursing’s ‘fourth dimension’?

The NMC’s revised code of conduct makes no specific mention of spirituality. Critics say...

Vital signs of the times

A new camera-based technology has been developed to monitor vital signs without disturbing...

A nurse who never gives up

Clinical nurse specialist Dorcas Gwata is the winner of the Mental Health category of this...

Fit for the future

The health benefits of physical activity in managing and preventing chronic conditions have...

Why women ignore first signs of cancer

A survey for Breast Cancer Care has revealed that women later diagnosed with breast cancer...

Get them moving with a free app

Health visitors in Kent have helped to develop an app that promotes healthy activity in...

Boxing clever in the pursuit of integrated care

There is a broad consensus that integrating services and organising care around the patient...

Champs make their voice heard

As part of the first cohort of Diabetes UK local clinical champions, Claire Neely and Ruth...

Do branches make it hard to be holistic?

In his report of the Shape of Caring review, Lord Willis proposes a flexible model of nurse...

Rewriting the rules for outstanding care

Salford Health Matters, a social enterprise providing primary care to 15,000 patients, has...

Ending the stigma of alcohol services

Alcohol community nurse Jill Emmerson set up a service in GP practices to engage hard-to-...

Nurses need a voice in community care

The Five Year Forward View for the NHS in England proposes new models of care intended to...

Using legislation to save patient lives

Wales is set to become the first UK country to establish a legal duty for safe nurse...

Designing the service around the patient

A nurse-led rheumatology team has cut waiting times and improved clinical outcomes by moving...

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