CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Tea: hydration and other health benefits

There is concern in some health profession literature and the wider media that caffeinated...

Managing the menopause: symptoms, consequences and treatment

The menopause affects all women, and nurses in any role will come across women who have...

Mosquito-borne infections and UK travellers

Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting a significant number of infections around the...

Understanding help-seeking behaviour in patients

Healthcare staff based in the community have a vested interest in understanding the help-...

Identifying, diagnosing and managing skin allergies

There are several skin conditions that can be triggered by allergy. These allergies can be...

Treatment and management of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a complex, lifelong condition requiring effective treatment and management...

Personalised care for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue worldwide. It is a chronic disease that...

Which clinical diagnostic tools are most effective for assessing opioid-dependent women...

Opioid addiction and the menopause share similar signs and symptoms, which may confuse a...

Group B streptococcus in pregnancy: intrapartum care choices for women

Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonisation can occur intermittently in a proportion of the...

Clinical leadership and organisational governance in primary care

This article examines nurse clinical leadership in primary care from the perspective of...

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV seropositive adults

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) non-adherence is one of the strongest predictors of the...

Climate change: a review of potential health consequences

Climate change results in increased levels of air pollution; airborne allergens; extreme...

Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it

Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies...

Legal and ethical issues in end of life care: implications for primary health care

Increasing numbers of patients are achieving their wish to die in the familiar surroundings...

The management and treatment of acne

Acne is a common skin condition. Acne lesions are classified by their clinical appearance as...

The role of the community nurse in integrated end of life care

Although some people receive excellent care at the end of their lives, many do not. Services...

Use of patient group directions in medicines management

Patient group directions (PGDs) are used widely in the NHS for the supply and/or...

Measles: symptoms, diagnosis, management and prevention

Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases and less than 15 minutes’...

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