Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Prescribing

A qualitative systematic review of the factors that influence prescribing decisions by...

This article aims to understand the factors that influence nurse independent prescribers’...

Heart failure

Working together to achieve better outcomes for patients with heart failure

The prevalence of long-term health conditions is increasing as the population ages...

Diabetes

Diabesity prevention programme in primary care

‘Diabesity’, a term that combines diabetes and obesity, is the new epidemic in healthcare...

Ghana clinic

Health service factors that affect adherence to tuberculosis treatment in Ghana

Most of the global cases of tuberculosis (TB) are found in Asia and Africa. This is largely...

Homeless healthcare

The barriers to healthcare encountered by single homeless people

Homelessness is complex and has implications for every part of a homeless person’s life...

Safeguarding leadership

Role of leadership behaviours in safeguarding supervision: a literature review

Effective safeguarding supervision reduces risk to children and young people while...

CPD articles

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...

Louse

Skin infestations

Infestations can be found on the skin or cause skin reactions. There are many types of skin...

Write a reflective account

How to write a reflective practice case study

As evidence and experience play an important role in underpinning primary healthcare,...

Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation

The health burden of smoking tobacco is well documented and it is known to kill more than...

Research focus

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...

Tattoos and piercings

Three recent studies identify the affects tattoos and body piercings have on the nursing...

Mindfulness

Three studies on mindfulness-based therapy, recommended for depression management and other...

Music festivals and public health

Three recent summaries analyse the effects music festivals, such as Glastonbury, have on...

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