Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Body image

Role of family support in body image satisfaction and psychological distress among...

This study explores the moderating role of family support on body image satisfaction and...

Immunisation

Why immunisation training matters

Vaccines are highly effective at reducing infectious disease and are recognised by the World...

Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care

Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care

Inherited cardiac conditions are a leading cause of sudden death in those under 40. A...

The role of asset-based approaches in community nursing

The role of asset-based approaches in community nursing

The population of the UK is changing – people are living longer and the number of people...

A community provider network model: the journey so far

A community provider network model: the journey so far

This article showcases the role and positive effects that a community education provider...

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

General practice continues to increase in use as a placement area for nursing students in...

CPD articles

Migraine

Migraine in primary care: myths, management and medication overuse

This article is aimed at primary care nurses and covers the presentation of migraine across...

Managing patients with multimorbidity

Managing patients with multimorbidity

Multimorbidity is becoming an increasing problem with more patients having two or more long-...

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with...

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms...

Skin

Skin infections

This article outlines the issues involved in assessing and managing people who present with...

Lungs

Improving interpretation of spirometry for better diagnosis

Spirometry is the most widely used pulmonary function test. It is useful for identifying...

Insulin

Insulin safety: avoiding mistakes and reducing risk

Insulin is a powerful glucose-lowering agent which can save lives and have a significant...

Research focus

Young people’s consumption of sugar sweetened beverages

Three papers look at the role health care practitioners can play in educating young people...

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome

This is a chronic debilitating illness and is, for many, a long-term condition. Our focus...

End of life care for homeless people

Research focus: end of life care for homeless people

Homeless people have a shortened life expectancy (Crisis 2012). This digest summarises three...

Advice on sleep position and foetal movement links to stillbirth 

Links between sleep position and foetal movement prior to stillbirth

Blended feeds in children and young people

Aspects of blended feeds in children and young people are explored through the following...

Angelina Jolie

The ‘Angelina Jolie effect’

Three studies evaluating the effect of the film star’s disclosure that she was a carrier of...

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