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 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
This article reflects on the value and outcomes of two projects commissioned by NHS England and Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group. The projects demonstrate how a robust strategy can empower practice nurses (PNs) to change practice and provide a sustainable way forward in appraisals, revalidation and continuous professional development. The project encompassed clinical supervision and its value for PN teams and contributions to appraisal. The projects trained a sufficient number of appraisers for PNs across the geographical areas involved to be able to access an appraiser local to them. The appraisal portfolio developed for the projects has been adopted by many PNs who want to use a system that is easy to access and is an alternative to online portfolios.
This literature review considers the personal and practice implications
A look at the benefits of giving clinicians and patients access to technology-enabled care
A scoping review of ten years of literature examined pre-registration nurse placements
The needs and challenges of people with CHD in the community and primary care
Steps need to be taken to meet the statutory duties of identifying and assessing such carers