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Sugar Buddies support group meet-ups include social outings, such as bowling or a coffee morning

Diabetes: what nurses can learn from peer support groups

Young, newly diagnosed adults value a positive approach that makes them feel less isolated

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General practice nursing: a specialism in need of a higher profile and more recruits

Three years on from a QNI survey, have general practice nurses' concerns been addressed?

Is the role nursing plays outside of hospitals finally being recognised? Picture: Science Photo Library

District nursing’s survival is vital to a modern healthcare system

The value of nursing in the community is starting to be recognised. But is it too late?

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NHS over-40s health check: how nurses can make it bigger and better

It was never just for the worried well, but now a major revamp will extend its reach

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Help older patients by tackling overprescribing

Polypharmacy puts many older people at risk of serious side effects

Medicine prescribed by a primary health care nurse

Preparing guidance for community and primary care non-medical prescribers

How a Wessex healthcare forum got together to provide support for nurse prescribers

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E. coli infection: how every nurse can help prevent it

The Gram-negative bacteria is a growing threat in community and acute settings

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Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

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Wound care: treating the cause rather than simply covering it with a dressing

How to challenge the perceived inevitability associated with chronic wounds

Picture of Marie Therese Massey, who became professional lead for general practice nursing at the RCN in June

General practice nursing’s new voice at the RCN

New GPN professional lead Marie Therese Massey aims to raise the specialism’s profile

Career ladder

A career ladder that general practice nurses can climb

New leadership and training opportunities are opening up for primary care nurses

Practice nurse transforms pathway for leg ulcer care

A nurse studied her practice’s leg ulcer care and devised a new pathway that improved healing

How to identify trauma in children and what you can do about it

Tips for practice nurses, school nurses and health visitors on trauma in young people

Team offers intensive support to enable service-users to live independently

Rehabilitation by award-winning team enables people with mental illness to live at home

How a shed became a sanctuary for a community of men who felt ‘left behind’

Our 2019 Patient’s Choice Award winner created a haven for men facing social isolation

Simple visual tool helps safeguard mothers after caesarean section

Five Guide, developed by a Queen's Nurse, uses the hand as a guide to enhance recovery

Smoking cessation should be every nurse's business...

Community practitioners in ideal position to actively encourage patients to stop smoking

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