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High impact actions: preventing falls and encouraging exercise

23 July 2010

Nursing Management


This article, the second in a series on the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s eight high impact actions, reviews the roles played by nurses and local...

Fit for the challenge

07 December 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

UK nurses joined international colleagues to discuss the profession’s contribution to fighting chronic conditions.

Future questions

29 June 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

The charity C3 Collaborating for Health wants nurses’ views on how health care and nursing roles might evolve.

Investigating the attitudes of nurses who are obese

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To investigate the attitudes, motivations and behaviours of, and the uptake of workplace health initiatives by, nurses who are obese. Method Method Nurses...

Managing lifestyle factors in adults with osteoarthritis

15 July 2015

Nursing Standard


Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability in older people in the UK. The symptoms of joint pain and stiffness can lead to reduced joint function and deformity....

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

19 December 2018

Mental Health Practice

body and mind

This article explains how physical health fits into the overall well-being of a person and why people with a mental illness are more likely than the rest of the...

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

15 January 2019

Primary Health Care


Good communication is vital in all health settings. If nurses are to support lifestyle and behaviour change, we need additional ways of communicating. Evidence shows...

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

13 March 2019

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

Cognitive decline has been associated with and accepted as a consequence of ageing. Diets such as the Mediterranean diet have been investigated for their effect on...

Supporting patients to make lifestyle behaviour changes

21 October 2019

Nursing Standard

health promotion

The lifestyle choices that people make in relation to areas such as alcohol consumption, diet and smoking have the potential to seriously affect their health, with...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 1: smoking cessation

15 April 2015

Nursing Standard


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in the UK and causes a significant burden to patients and the NHS. Healthcare provision for COPD is largely...