CPD articles

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

Recent developments in the care and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

There have been many recent developments in the care and management of patients with chronic...

Management of patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis

This article discusses the pathophysiology and management of patients with allergic rhinitis...

Helping people to stop smoking

This article explains the importance of raising the issue of quitting with everyone who...

Management of diabetes in South Asian communities in the UK

This article discusses some of the specific challenges related to the management of diabetes...

Oral anticoagulation management in primary care

The article provides guidance on the essentials of setting up an oral coagulation clinic in...

Care and services for the unwell child in the community

This article outlines the current policies surrounding unwell children and young people and...

Erectile dysfunction

This article examines the impact of erectile dysfunction on men and their partners. It looks...

Using guidelines and the GMS contract to improve COPD care in general practice

COPD is a progressive and chronic illness and is the UK’s fastest growing killer disease...

Treatment of acne vulgaris

This article covers the assessment and diagnosis of acne vulgaris. It explores the...

Travel health: a practical approach to post-travel consultations

This article explores the phenomenon of the post-travel consultation. It considers the...

Contraception

An evidence-based patient choice approach to contraception, assisting the patient to choose...

Lactose intolerance

This article outlines the genesis and aetiology of lactose intolerance, a common disorder...

How to succeed as a lifelong learner

This article examines the concepts and practical applications of lifelong learning and...

Stress urinary incontinence: recent advances in conservative management options

This article aims to increase understanding of stress urinary incontinence and the potential...

Preventing healthcare-associated infections in primary care

This article examines the issues surrounding healthcare-associated infections. It explores...

Insulin use in type 2 diabetes

Insulin therapy is needed by around 20 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes...

Coronary heart disease: risk factor management

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the UK. Nurses...

Travel vaccination: an update

Foreign tourism and travel are increasing in popularity with more than eight million visits...

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