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Increasing access to cancer screening programmes

08 September 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Uptake of cancer screening by people with learning disabilities in England is poor. Data were collected using a short online questionnaire to estimate awareness of...

Improving access to health care for homeless people

08 October 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Homeless people have the poorest health outcomes in our society and the number of people who are homeless is increasing. This article explores the effect that...

Involving service users in student education

01 June 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

In 2010, the introduction of Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for pre-registration nurse education at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, prompted the...

Health and wellness in rural Malawi: a health development initiative

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

A nurse-assisted, community-led health initiative, part of a Canadian-Irish project called ‘Transformative Praxis: Malawi’, has been developed with the aim of...

The primary care puzzle

01 December 2009

Primary Health Care


Improving health outcomes for all sectors of society is a challenge that primary healthcare professionals must embrace. Changes in delivery methods and co-operation...

Pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of coronary heart disease in women

31 May 2017

Nursing Standard


Despite improvements in mortality rates, coronary heart disease (CHD) continues to be a leading cause of death in the UK. It has a long-standing reputation as a...

Reducing inequalities in healthcare provision for older adults

15 June 2011

Nursing Standard


The UK has a rapidly ageing population with increasing healthcare needs. Yet social isolation and exclusion, resulting from stigma and age discrimination, means that...

Developing resilience to tackle health and social inequalities

27 November 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Resilience has become a popular way to promote health and wellbeing, not just among patients but also healthcare and social care professionals coping with heavy...

Exploring the challenges and opportunities to address childhood immunisation hesitancy in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

12 October 2022

Primary Health Care

Public health

Issues related to vaccine hesitancy, the delay in receipt or refusal of immunisation despite the availability of vaccination services, are complex and varied in...

Exploring the short-term impact of using the Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire in a service for people experiencing homelessness

28 March 2024

Learning Disability Practice

evidence and practice

Background Research suggests that people with intellectual disabilities are over-represented in homeless populations, but services may not recognise their...