Sally Wood (Sep 2014)
Sally Wood considers the use of spirometry to identify patients at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before their symptoms become more...
Margaret Umeed (Sep 2014)
In the first of a two-part mini-series, Margaret Umeed looks at how travellers can avoid infection through travel risk assessment and vaccination.
Jean Watkins (Sep 2014)
There are many conditions affecting the lips; a patient will present with such a condition to a practice nurse to discern its cause and to seek advice...
Laura Craig (Sep 2014)
Laura Craig looks at the expansion of the childhood flu immunization programme in the second year of its implementation, and at the vaccine being offered...
Nicky Forsythe, Elizabeth Forsythe (Sep 2014)
Nicky and Elizabeth Forsythe explore the rationale of Talk for Health, a mental health programme running in a general practice in North London.
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Jane Diggle (Sep 2014)
As diabetes becomes more prevalent, more patients will require self-injectable therapies. Jane Diggle explains the importance of patient education and...
Minerva Aguilera (Sep 2014)
Obesity was perceived as a symbol of wealth, power and health in times of food shortages, but now, in a time of abundance, it is a serious public health...