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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...

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...

Get them moving with a free app

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

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...

How to pin down ‘butterfly’ care

An evaluation tool funded by the Department of Health has been developed to help hospitals...

‘A light at the end of the tunnel’

Northern Ireland is implementing a new nurse staffing model, backed by £12 million in extra...

New Code punishes failure to speak out

The NMC’s new code of conduct places a strong emphasis on the duty of nurses and midwives to...

When you need to have a quiet word

A communications masterclass at Northumbria University shows nurses and other healthcare...

Honest, open and non-judgemental health care

The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes...

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