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Nurse consultations raise quality of outcomes in general practice

Consultations by general practice nurses improve outcomes, but not patient satisfaction

Nurses want better guidance on preventing liver disease

Practice nurses felt they had insufficient guidance in clinics on liver damage

Health visitors fear loss of rapport by asking parents about infant nutrition

Transition nutrition data from child health records could be beneficial in health promotion

Blood pressure

Do nurse interventions cut cardiovascular disease in people with severe mental illness?

Study of primary care practices in England finds increased risk factors

Tuberculosis bacteria

Smartphone app helps improve tuberculosis treatment observation

Research finds video-observed therapy intervention has lower dropout rate among patients

Obesity

Has Leeds bucked the national trend in childhood obesity?

Fall in obesity in reception age children following implementation of citywide strategy

Study supports new screening method for cervical cancer

Screening for high risk human papillomavirus more sensitive than cytology testing

Parenting scheme works for at-risk families

A scheme for at-risk families helps improve mothers’ mental health and parenting confidence

Taking about self-harm: improving consultations between nurses and young people

Practice nurse conversation guide could help in consultations with young people who self-harm

STIs

Evaluating a chlamydia screening programmes’ online results service

Screening scheme receives high approval rating by service users

School intervention

Whole school intervention to improve health outcomes for children and young people

Focus on restorative practices to address bullying and aggression for year 8-10 students

Wound care

Cost of nurse-led surgical wound care and management treatment plans assessed 

Analysis of cohort of anonymised patient records reveals wound-healing inconsistency

NHS Scotland initiative proposes nine care pathways for school nurses

Initiatives intended to help improve children’s health and well-being 

Meningitis: low uptake of MenACWY vaccine by school leavers in London scrutinised

Study suggests catch-up immunisation programme for 18-20 year olds needed

Nurse-led gout management improves patient-centred outcomes

Study finds people with significantly lower flare-up rates in managed intervention group 

D6 shows scant effect in diabetes care

D6 training for nurses of type 2 diabetes patients showed scant improvement glycaemic control

Indicators of care improved by 3D reviews

Reviews using a 3D approach did not improve their quality of life but gave better indicators...

Nurses as good as doctors in providing primary care

Nurses substituting for doctors in primary care achieve results that are as good or better

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