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.

Steps to improve antihypertensive medication adherence

Optimal blood pressure control in patients with hypertension is the key to reduced risk of...

District nurse views on improving the transfer of care from hospital to home

The move towards healthcare being delivered predominantly in people’s own homes has been...

Using a stepped-care approach to help severely obese children and young people

Weight management is a game of chance for most children and young people, and is dependent...

Enabling supported self-management of wound care in a community setting

This article describes how adult community nursing teams in one NHS trust, Pennine Care...

Diabetes care: prevention in practice

Against the backdrop of ever-increasing numbers of people with type 2 diabetes, this article...

Paternal postnatal depression: an overview for primary healthcare professionals

Over the past three decades, there has been growing awareness and concern about the burden...

Gluten-related disorders

Gluten intolerance is thought to affect many people worldwide and results in a myriad of...

Role of the infection prevention and control link nurse

The role of the link nurse was introduced into infection prevention and control in the UK in...

Health promotion interventions in walk-in centres

NHS walk-in centres (WICs) were opened in 2000 to modernise the NHS and increase...

Consensus opinion on compression therapy and venous ulcers

Venous leg ulcers cause significant problems for patients and can have a serious effect on...

How venous leg ulcers affect quality of life

The aim of this article is to explore the evidence surrounding the effect of venous leg...

Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme

The Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) programme was designed by St Christopher’s...

Assessing sexual health risk for young black and minority ethnic people

The objective of this study was to develop a sexual health risk assessment that would...

Stratified follow-up care for people with prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK ( Office for National Statistics...

Long-term conditions in older adults using primary care services

Older adults are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with long-term conditions than those in...

Antimicrobial resistance: a growing crisis

Infectious diseases account for a substantial proportion of deaths worldwide. Much of the...

Granulated sugar treatment for leg ulcers: a case report

The use of sugar in the treatment of wounds dates back to Ancient Egypt. This article begins...

Developing resilience to tackle health and social inequalities

Resilience has become a popular way to promote health and wellbeing, not just among patients...

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