Results 1 - 10 of 232 Search Tips

Assessing nurse prescribing

01 December 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Editorial

Legislative authority for nurses to prescribe medicines originally developed in those countries and states where there were few or no doctors. In recent years,...

Demand and supply

06 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Careers

The community nursing workforce is changing and so too are demands on the workforce. The government document Modernising Nursing Careers (DH 2006) recognises these...

Incentives improve blood pressure monitoring and control

01 February 2009

Primary Health Care

Research news

High blood pressure (BP) is responsible for about half of all cases of stroke, ischaemic heart disease and heart failure.

Physical activity reduces the length of time it takes school-age children to fall asleep at night

01 October 2009

Primary Health Care

Resources

This study investigates the range of sleep latency (time between lights out to falling asleep) in seven-year-old children and the factors that influence it.

Use of waist circumference measurement in minority ethnic patient groups

01 November 2009

Primary Health Care

Resources

It has been suggested that waist circumference measurement (WCM) is a better indicator of risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than body mass index or...

Health visitors need immunisation specific communication skills

01 March 2010

Primary Health Care

Resources

Parents have a wide range of information needs in deciding and consenting to immunisation for their children. Health visitors (HV) proactively proactively provide...

Intervention can help reduce falls in older people

01 July 2010

Primary Health Care

Research news

Falls are a common problem in older people. In 30 to 50 per cent of cases where an ambulance is called, the person is not taken to hospital. This study investigated...

Unintended benefits and risks of taking statins

01 July 2010

Primary Health Care

Resources

There is inconclusive evidence that statins may have unintended beneficial and negative effects on other conditions. This prospective open cohort study aimed to...

Trained peer support encourages longer breastfeeding

01 July 2010

Primary Health Care

Resources

The UK has the second lowest breastfeeding rate in Europe. This study aimed to identify maternal sociodemographic, obstetric factors and in-hospital infant feeding...

Effective notification for sexually transmitted infections

01 April 2011

Primary Health Care

Resources

In specialist genitourinary medicine clinics a new form of partner notification has been developed known as accelerated partner therapy (APT). Sex partners of those...