Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.
This article outlines the results of a survey of cancer training needs conducted with general practice nurses (GPNs) in South West London in 2018. The survey determined the nurses’ views about three areas of their work related to cancer: how they see their role in cancer care, their confidence in their cancer knowledge and their attitude towards cancer education. The survey was one of the early results of a Macmillan Cancer Support-funded, two-year project developing GPNs’ role in supporting patients living with and beyond cancer. It informed the development of an ‘education and influence strategy’ designed to embed in GPNs’ roles the management of cancer as a long-term condition. The authors recommend that undergraduate and postgraduate courses for primary care nurses should incorporate education about cancer as a long-term condition.
Strategies healthcare professionals can implement to improve the uptake of cervical screening
Prompt notification by clinicians and appropriate public health actions can prevent infection
How a small independent hospice developed an equalities steering committee for the community
Patients’ and nurse practitioners’ attitudes to brief health promotion
A reflection on an incident observed while commuting relating to the issue of data protection
This literature review identifies the challenges of delivering consistent palliative care
Despite the prevalent cultural stereotype that people’s sexual activity declines or ceases as they grow older, adults in the UK remain sexually active throughout later life. This review of the literature investigates the factors influencing older adults’ engagement with primary care sexual health services and makes recommendations about potential interventions.
A study of the process of diagnosing a patient and other factors
Qualitative study on how health and social care staff perceived their preparedness
An understanding of the need for immunisation against meningitis is essential in primary care
Bringing together women’s perspectives using a thematic synthesis