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Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

09 November 2021

Primary Health Care

public health messaging

Public health has a long history and a contested meaning. Furthermore, public health operates in a social context and its messages may be rejected by the public....

How one acute hospital responded to COVID-19 in people with learning disabilities

31 March 2022

Learning Disability Practice

Liaison nursing

There is evidence that people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than the general population, but there is a need...

Nutritional interventions in older people with COVID-19: an overview of the evidence

08 December 2021

Nursing Older People

literature review

Older people are a high-risk group for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) because of a range of factors, including age-related changes in anatomical pulmonary and...

Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on the work of a children’s clinical research facility

07 February 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

Clinical trials

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected almost every aspect of healthcare, including research. Many ongoing clinical trials were paused or...

Frailty: an overview of concepts, risk factors, assessment tools and interventions

06 July 2022

Nursing Older People


Frailty is a distinctive health state and a life-limiting syndrome seen in older people and in those living with multiple long-term conditions. It is likely that...

Reimagining care homes: can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

19 May 2021

Nursing Older People


During the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, older people were discharged from hospitals to care homes to release NHS beds. This influx...

Role and needs of nurses in managing the mental health effects of COVID-19

10 August 2021

Mental Health Practice


In December 2019, a new infectious respiratory disease was reported in China, which was subsequently identified as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and prompted a...

Restarting spirometry testing: considering and minimising the risks posed by COVID-19

09 March 2022

Primary Health Care


Spirometry is a pulmonary function test normally performed in primary and secondary care as part of the diagnosis and assessment of patients with respiratory...