A children’s cancer charity is calling for all squints in babies and young children to be checked with a red reflex test to rule out eye cancer.... > Read More
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The Chief Nursing Officer for England has called for further improvements in care standards and transparency and the creation of a culture of empowerment in the nursing and midwifery profession.... > Read More
Achieving equality in physical and mental health has been identified as key NHS priority, with NHS England calling for commissioners and service users to work together to address the mortality gap for those with mental health problems.... > Read More
Pressure ulcers are a significant problem in both the acute sector and the community, where nurses can spend a great deal of their time dealing with what is a painful and debilitating condition. As government policy encourages more care to be delivered in patients’ homes, finding solutions to pressure damage that aid healing and improve patients’ quality of life, as well as being cost-effective, is paramount. This article examines the background to pressure damage, as well as looking at its effect on community nurses’ workload. In particular, it focuses on the heel as a common site of pressure damage.> Read More
Primary Care services have become an increasingly prominent part of substance misuse delivery in the UK. They expanded in thelast decade with many general practitioners catering for substancemisuse patients in primary care. Nurses have also played a valuable part in helping GPs to work effectively in this area through liaison services and latterly, nurse prescribing clinics. This paper will examine whether problematic drug users can be stabilised and introduced to the idea of recovery, through primary care drug-based services in Islington.> Read More
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