Evidence and Practice

Clinical

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)...

A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention

A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention

Falls in older people are a major cause of hospital admissions. Primary healthcare...

An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

General practice is facing a shortage of nurses and it can be difficult to recruit and...

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...

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

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...

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...

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