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The long road to recovery

Nearly 80,000 people in the UK today were diagnosed with cancer when they were under the age...

A do-it-yourself drive to spread the D word

A community nursing team in Surrey led by Pauline Bigwood was recognised in the 2015 Nursing...

Feedback is catalyst for high-quality care

Serious concerns about care received by some patients at Whipps Cross Hospital in London led...

Sickle cell comes out of the shadows

A patient feedback tool has been developed to capture the experience of patients with sickle...

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...

Diabetes care tool puts kids in control

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

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...

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