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.

Why it is important to involve new fathers in the care of their child

Research into fathers’ unique contributions to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive...

Tackling the subject of weight with patients: the difficult conversation

Being overweight carries with it a range of health risks, including high blood pressure,...

Pregnancy-related telephone consultations to an out-of-hours provider: a retrospective...

Pregnant women generally have 24-hour access to advice from maternity services; they can...

The role of community nurses in preventing female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has become a major issue worldwide, including the UK, where...

Nurses’ role in helping offenders to adopt healthier lifestyles

The prison population in England and Wales is increasing and so is the requirement for...

Managing pregnancy-related pelvic floor dysfunction

Many women experience pelvic floor dysfunction at some time in their lives. Most commonly,...

Integrating wellbeing services in healthcare pathways

Spectrum Community Health Community Interest Company has set up a wellbeing team and devised...

Putting people with parkinson’s disease back in control

This article outlines how health and social care services need to enable people with...

Living with Parkinson’s disease in the community: improving assessments and...

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term condition that affects patients’ and carers’ quality...

Putting the family at the centre of dementia care

Alongside growing longevity there has been an increase in the prevalence and incidence of...

The modern renaissance of the district nurse

As a profession, district nursing has experienced significant depletion in recent years...

Nurses in step with the smartphone generation

School-aged children are leading a communications revolution, with ways of getting in touch...

Barriers to diabetic retinopathy screening in South Asian groups

The incidence of diabetes in the UK is six times higher among people of South Asian origin...

Measurement of obesity in children

The prevalence of obesity in childhood has been increasing dramatically worldwide in recent...

Innovative delivery of flu immunisation

This article outlines the innovative work and development of the Torbay Flu’s-ease Team and...

A nurse-led sleep service for children and young people with disability

Aim To evaluate the outcomes from a nurse-led, community-based sleep hygiene service for...

Carers’ experience of looking after a person with chronic obstructive respiratory...

Government policy recognises the need to support caregivers in the community to ease the...

Health promotion in NHS walk-in centres: a literature review

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

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