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Blog: Halfway through my placement, I've fallen in love with primary care

Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael finds that the skills and experience gained at her general practice placement have exceeded her expectations

Changing perceptions: how heart disease conversations with all ages could save lives

Heart disease does not discriminate against age – despite what a lot of patients think. Senior cardiac nurse Philippa Hobson, speaking at the recent RCNi chronic disease study day, discusses the benefits of a cardiac rehabilitation programme

Blog: Excited to begin my student placement in primary care

Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael is about to embark on her latest placement, which happens to be her first choice

Readers panel: Are smartphone consultations a threat to traditional GP services?

A 24-hour service offering GP consultations via video link or smartphones has been launched for NHS patients in greater London. Nursing Standard readers have their say

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Readers panel: should school nurses be responsible for sex education in schools?

Education secretary Justine Greening recently confirmed that sex and relationship education will become compulsory in England's schools. Nursing Standard readers have their say.

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Readers panel: do nurses have a duty to set an example to patients and quit smoking?

Public Health England head of digital strategy Mary Black, who lost her father and grandfather to smoking-related diseases, has urged nurses who smoke to lead by example and kick the habit. Nursing Standard readers have their say.

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Readers panel: should longer GP consultations be an NHS priority?

The average consultation time with a GP in the UK is ten minutes. Research by The Health Foundation, which looked at the length of appointments in 11 countries, found this to be the shortest in the developed world. Nursing Standard panellists have their say.

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Readers’ panel: Is a reluctance to upset people contributing to the ‘normalisation’ of...

As new figures show that obesity rates in children are rising, England’s chief medical officer has warned against watering down the language used when talking about obesity. Nursing Standard’s readers’ panellists have their say.

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