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 nurses should use clinical reasoning to diagnose a cough

Nurses in advanced roles make decisions and diagnoses on a daily basis as part of their role...

Introducing the Harris trolley: turning innovation into practice

When asked to set up a dedicated nurse-led leg ulcer clinic, community nurse Linda Harris...

Management of pertussis among pregnant women

The UK has experienced its worst outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in 20 years, with 13...

The practice nurse’s role in contraception choice

Contraception can play an important part in a woman’s life. Modern contraceptives provide a...

Changes to this year’s immunisation schedule

The Department of Health has made significant changes to the universal immunisation schedule...

Community placements for nursing students

This article explores the challenges involved in providing practice learning opportunities...

Addressing child poverty in Scotland: the role of nurses

Child poverty levels are a significant challenge and can lead to poor health outcomes...

Diagnosing flat head syndrome

When a baby’s head has become flattened, either on one side, causing the head to look...

Management of lower bowel dysfunction

The Royal College of Nursing digital rectal examination (DRE) document has been revised and...

Talking with parents about immunisation

This article is aimed at all those involved with immunisation. It is important that everyone...

Identifying and managing hepatitis C in the community

Brownlow Health is an inner-city practice in Liverpool. It has a high homeless population of...

Advantages of chlamydia screening in general practice settings

On average 60 per cent of men and 75 per cent of women visit their GP annually for a...

Chlamydia screening in a primary care setting

The study reported in this article was undertaken in response to the participation of a...

Medicines optimisation

In January 2012 the Royal College of Nursing’s advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) forum...

Patient and public involvement in prison health care

This article discusses patient involvement in prison health care using an initiative...

Managing infant colic: a literature review

This article reviews the literature underpinning interventions to manage colic with a...

Diagnosis of systemic sclerosis and Raynaud’s phenomenon

Scleroderma is a spectrum of disorders comprising diseases predominantly vascular in origin...

Investigating the progress of community matron prescribing

Aim To evaluate the prescribing decisions of community matrons using a validated tool and...

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