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Nature's prescription

15 September 1999

Nursing Standard

Cover feature

WATCHING a child scratch until the skin is broken, raw and bleeding is agonising for a parent. And yet childhood eczema can be so severe that relieving the...

Diet and cancer: is there a link?

01 November 2004

Primary Health Care


Despite significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and a consequent improvement in survival rates, it seems that the steady increase in incidence...

Invasive meningococcal infection

07 August 2019

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Meningococcal infections should be notified to the proper officer when they are clinically suspected to prevent infection spread and to enable monitoring of the...

Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care

13 November 2019

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Measles is a highly infectious, potentially serious viral infection that mainly affects those people who are unvaccinated. Prompt notification by clinicians and...

Hepatitis A infection: public health management and the role of the primary care nurse

01 July 2020

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver, with debilitating symptoms and jaundice. It is primarily transmitted through contaminated food and water....

How to manage PVL-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in primary care

23 January 2020

Primary Health Care

patient safety

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium commonly found on human skin and in the upper respiratory tract. Although it is usually harmless, some strains of Staphylococcus...