Clinical

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.

Young carers

Assessing the needs of young carers and young adult carers in a south west London...

A knowledge gap was identified in the Kingston Carers’ 2016 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment...

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Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers

Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers

This article looks at how parents and carers can use text messaging to have safe and secure...

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

This article describes innovations in the recognition and management of at risk and...

Developing a course for primary care healthcare assistants in recognising and responding to deteriorating patients

Developing a course for primary care healthcare assistants in recognising and...

The acuity of patients being seen and treated in primary care is changing. This article...

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...

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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)...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

Why immunisation training matters

Vaccines are highly effective at reducing infectious disease and are recognised by the World...

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