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Increasing awareness of prostate cancer

05 June 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


There is a low awareness of prostate cancer among black and minority ethnic groups, despite a higher incidence of the disease compared with the white population. The...

The race to the top

28 October 2008

Nursing Standard


A Nursing Standard survey of NHS chief executives suggests that a scheme to encourage them to mentor black and minority ethnic staff is running out of steam.

Addressing the palliative care needs of minority groups

01 February 2012

Primary Health Care


Palliative care for minority ethnic groups remains a poorly accessed and limited area in district nursing. This article outlines a hospice apprentice programme that...

Cervical screening programme targets ‘hard to reach’ women

01 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice


Despite campaigns to highlight the importance of cervical screening, there has been a decline in the number of eligible women opting for smear tests. This article...

The supervisory ward manager’s role: progress on Compassion in Practice action area four

28 September 2017

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

In 2012, the Department of Health published Compassion in Practice, which included six areas for action. Action area four suggests that ward managers and leaders...

Faith in transplants

27 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

The number of people needing organ transplants outstrips supply – and this is particularly acute in black and minority ethnic groups. A reluctance to talk about the...

Talk it through

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard


Black and minority ethnic people often have no access to talking therapies or counselling.

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...

Ensuring diversity among community nursing leaders

30 March 2016

Primary Health Care


In today’s increasingly diverse society, healthcare leaders and their teams try to provide high quality care to patients while recognising cultural differences....

Reaching Gypsies and Travellers

01 October 2009

Primary Health Care


An innovative partnership with members of the Romany Gypsy community living in South Buckinghamshire aims to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. If it...