Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

A central London NHS trust piloted an adapted Buurtzorg model Neighbourhood Nursing team to...

Diabetes structured education: using technology to transform care

Diabetes structured education: using technology to transform care

Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes are recommended for all newly diagnosed...

Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Allergy to cow’s milk protein represents a significant burden for babies, their families and...

Contraception implant

Using smartphone technology and social media to introduce a new pain relief method...

This article describes how a personal smartphone and an online video-sharing platform were...

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...

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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