Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Caring for people with motor neurone disease

A qualitative study of the preparedness of practitioners to care for people with motor...

Motor neurone disease (MND) results in disabilities that affect most activities in daily...

Invasive meningococcal infection

Invasive meningococcal infection

An understanding of the need for immunisation against meningitis is essential in primary care

The lived experience of women with faecal incontinence after childbirth: a thematic synthesis

The lived experience of women with faecal incontinence after childbirth

Bringing together women’s perspectives using a thematic synthesis

Appraisal training

Reflections on appraisal training for practice nurses

This article reflects on the value and outcomes of two projects commissioned by NHS England...

Supporting adolescents with type 1 diabetes during the transition from child to adult services: a literature review

Supporting adolescents with type 1 diabetes in transition from child to adult services

This literature review considers the personal and practice implications

Open access
Adoption of technology-enabled care for patients with respiratory conditions in primary care

Adoption of technology-enabled care for patients with respiratory conditions

A look at the benefits of giving clinicians and patients access to technology-enabled care

CPD articles

Tracheostomy care in community settings

Tracheostomy care in community settings

Risks associated with tracheostomy cannot be eliminated, but they can be addressed

Continuing professional development: lymphoma in primary care

Continuing professional development: lymphoma in primary care

This article summarises the diagnosis, treatment and long-term consequences of lymphoma

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-...

Research focus

Picture shows two people playing drums and cymbals while others look on. The Haynes Centre is a specialist dementia day care centre for Haringey residents with moderate to severe dementia.

Dementia therapy through music

Three studies examine the benefits of music-based therapies for people with dementia

Picture shows a young woman suffering from insomnia with blue nighttime effect. This research digest looks at three studies relating to sleep health, insomnia and cognitive behavioural therapy as a primary care intervention.

Sleep health and insomnia treatment options

A look at three studies relating to sleep health, insomnia and cognitive behavioural therapy

Parkrun promotes physical activity and community spirit

Three studies explore the benefits of parkrun, a free 5km event held weekly around the UK

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

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