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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.

Planning, implementing and evaluating a parent education programme

This article describes the multidisciplinary development of a parent education programme in...

Using community education provider networks to develop general practice nursing

Changing health and social needs and a rapidly ageing population in the UK ( Office for...

Making the healthcare needs of LGBT patients a priority

Gaps in knowledge about the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients, as...

Well-being, type 2 diabetes and alcohol consumption: a literature review

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is associated with lifestyle modifications, one of which...

Suicide prevention in primary care: taking a risk and saving lives

Torbay council’s public health department has audited suicides since 2009. With the support...

Active MOTHERS programme for pregnant women and new mothers

After conducting a pilot study and obtaining funding from the Florence Nightingale...

Don’t forget my emotional memory

Abnormal memory loss is the hallmark of most forms of dementia that community nurses and...

Working together to reduce health inequalities in the Marmot City of Coventry

In 2013, organisations across the city of Coventry committed to work together to reduce...

Implementing a mentor support system for general practice nurse mentors

This article discusses the need for nurse mentors to receive adequate support to ensure that...

A hub clinician’s perspective on supported self-care through technology

An eight-month project in Bristol to improve service for people with long-term conditions by...
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Positive Approaches to Care: a new look at dementia education

This article provides an overview of relevant factors in dementia care. The number of people...

An integrated approach to nursing care for homeless people

Homeless people face huge health inequalities. The life expectancy of someone who sleeps...

Improving the physical health assessment of people with serious mental illness

Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) die on average 20 years younger than the...

‘Ghost’ stories: sociocultural factors influencing tuberculosis treatment adherence in...

Background Non-adherence to treatment is a major problem in tuberculosis (TB) control and...

Developing sustainable placements: nursing students in general practice

A drive is under way to shift care from hospitals to community settings. This is occurring...

The experiences of women with learning disabilities on contraception choice

A team from the Open University interviewed women with learning disabilities on their...
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Anticipatory prescribing for end of life care: a survey of community nurses in England

Anticipatory prescribing is increasingly common in the UK, yet little is known about nurses...

Health and wellness in rural Malawi: a health development initiative

A nurse-assisted, community-led health initiative, part of a Canadian-Irish project called ‘...

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