Evidence and Practice

Clinical

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...

Effect of a nurse-led educational programme on knowledge and practice in the management of menopausal problems among rural women

Effect of a nurse-led educational programme on knowledge and practice in the management...

Life expectancy is increasing so women are likely to live many years after their menopause...

Food and diet

Evaluation of low-carbohydrate dietary advice for people recently diagnosed with type 2...

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has a significant effect on people’s health and it often...

Open access
Digital by choice: becoming part of a digitally ready general practice team

Digital by choice: becoming part of a digitally ready general practice team

Practice nurses from a sustainability and transformation partnership area participated in...

Collaborative working

Collaborative working to promote the use of an early warning scoring system in the...

The National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) National Reporting and Learning System (2007)...

CPD articles

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...

Lungs

Improving interpretation of spirometry for better diagnosis

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

Research focus

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...

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...

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