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Be innovative in approaching mental health issues… it can change lives

Projects like Men’s Shed Govan can create a sense of worth among users

Taking the service to the service user could improve rural access to mental healthcare

Roving clinics can help provide care in remote places to combat loneliness and isolation  

Nurses need to focus on their own health even though the odds are stacked against them

A new film aims to help nurses ditch coping mechanisms that are damaging their health

Smacking ban would offer chance to educate parents and carers

A Welsh ban on smacking children would be a chance to educate and support parents and carers

Why do patients not want to see the 'nurse' practitioner?...

A stereotyped view of nurses persists, and the profession needs to tackle misconceptions

Asthma and COPD: inhaler and spacer rescue packs could be a game-changer

Comments are sought on issuing rescue packs to those at risk due to these conditions

Public health nurses face being denied NHS pay rises

A funding complication could result in some public health nurses leaving

Dipstick urine test advice misses the point

Advice against using dipsticks to identify UTIs in people over 65 appears flawed

What to say to help patients see incontinence need not be inevitable

Encouraging individuals to open up about continence can be life-changing for them

New approach needed to stop HIV

Guaranteed public health funding is needed for the UK to reach a zero HIV infections target

Ready to deliver on urgent treatment centres

NHS England's changes to emergency care services aim to alleviate pressure on EDs and GP...

No nurse should lack the training and support to manage patients’ pain

The resources exist to help you challenge inadequate care, says the RCN’s pain forum chair

Why the Long Term Plan is a missed opportunity in health promotion

A Queen’s Nurse says medical models alone will not address social determinants of health

Parkinson’s: how you can ensure patients get their medication on time

With caseloads for specialist nurses climbing, awareness among all healthcare staff is vital

130 years of Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

The charity is at the heart of the changing agenda for community nursing

Consider clinical impact first in any asthma inhaler switch

Inhaler devices may leave a carbon footprint, but are essential to many people's health

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

Our healthcare system needs to relax its grip on patient records

An advanced nurse practitioner wonders why we can’t give patients more control of their care

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