CPD articles

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

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...

Safeguarding children

Nurses are well placed to identify behaviour or circumstances that might signify a child is...

Causes of constipation and treatment options

As one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the UK, this article looks at what...

Calculations for new prescribers

Mistakes in calculation can lead to potentially dangerous prescribing errors. This article...

Community health assessments

Community health assessments have become an important part of the work of primary care...

Behind the headlines: sexual health implications for nursing ethics and practice

Lurid headlines, cultural beliefs and outdated value systems have all contributed to sexual...

Advocating immunisation

The improvement of global immunisation coverage over the last 30 years is the single...

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