Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Young carers

Assessing the needs of young carers and young adult carers in a south west London...

A knowledge gap was identified in the Kingston Carers’ 2016 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment...

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Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers

Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers

This article looks at how parents and carers can use text messaging to have safe and secure...

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

This article describes innovations in the recognition and management of at risk and...

Developing a course for primary care healthcare assistants in recognising and responding to deteriorating patients

Developing a course for primary care healthcare assistants in recognising and...

The acuity of patients being seen and treated in primary care is changing. This article...

The role of the practice nurse in assessing erectile dysfunction in men with type 2 diabetes

The role of the practice nurse in assessing erectile dysfunction in men with type 2...

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men who have diabetes. However, ED...

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

Good communication is vital in all health settings. If nurses are to support lifestyle and...

CPD articles

Varicella zoster virus

Understanding the health risks of varicella zoster virus in pregnancy

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a common illness that causes varicella (chickenpox) and...

Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care

Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care

Long-acting, reversible contraception is a safe and effective way to control fertility,...

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...

Research focus

Social prescribing offers options and support

Three studies examine how social prescribing promotes a health and social care partnership

Care of children dependent on long-term ventilation

Three studies examine the rise in long-term ventilation to support respiratory function

Examining the effects of knife crime on health services

Three studies explore the prevalence of knife crime in London on children and young people

Diabetes self-management

Three articles investigate strategies to support the self-management of diabetes

Supporting carers as individuals to improve quality of life

Three recent studies observe the support given to carers

Young people’s consumption of sugar sweetened beverages

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

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