Clinical Articles

  • Alcohol-related harm in the practice

    Alcohol-related harm in the practice

    Aisha Holloway (Jan 2015)

    Alcohol-related harm is a serious public health concern. Aisha Holloway explains how practice nurses can identify those at risk and deliver brief interventions...

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  • Improving inhaler technique

    Improving inhaler technique

    David Halpin, Steve Holmes, James Calvert, Deborah McInerney (Jan 2015)

    Correct inhaler technique is essential for patients to get benefits from their therapy. The South West Respiratory Network formulated a project to develop...

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  • Screening for and diagnosing hepatitis C

    Screening for and diagnosing hepatitis C

    Ray Poll (Jan 2015)

    Ray Poll highlights the important role practice nurses play in identifying cases of hepatitis C.

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  • Diagnosing and treating nail trauma

    Diagnosing and treating nail trauma

    Jean Watkins (Jan 2015)

    The fingernail has two main functions. The keratin-based nail plate serves to protect the finger tips, reducing the risk of damage and also assists in...

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  • Rabies: How can we protect travellers?

    Rabies: How can we protect travellers?

    Lynda Bramham (Jan 2015)

    UK travellers often visit rabies-endemic countries. Lynda Bramham discusses how pre-travel advice, pre-exposure vaccines and prompt medical attention after...

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News & Comment

  • Promoting vaccination

    Promoting vaccination

    Kelly Davis (Jan 2015)

    The recent publication of the MBRRACE-UK report 2009-2012 (Knight et al, 2014) into maternal deaths in the UK and Ireland has provided a reminder of the...

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  • Learning opportunity

    Learning opportunity

    Liam Benison (Jan 2015)

    In an age of efficiency savings, there is not much you can get for free, especially in education. At Practice Nursing, we know how difficult it is for...

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  • The Five Year Forward View: What it means for you

    Liam Benison (Jan 2015)

    Simon Stevens has proposed an ambitious 5-year vision of a more efficient, integrated health service to lower demand through better primary and secondary...

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  • Are placebos ethical?

    George Winter (Jan 2015)

    Placebos are often thought to be harmless. George Winter explores whether this is the case, or whether the use of placebos is unethical and could affect...

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