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The Royal College of Nurses is set to host the Women's Health Conference on 6 December in London. This year's theme is Inequalities in Women's Health - seizing the cusp of change and aims to examine...

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In 2019 in the UK, an estimated 885,000 people were living with dementia....

The link between nutrition and mental health

The body's microbiome comprises some 200 trillion (2 x 1014) organisms and Hoffmann (2023) explains that it is adversely affected by the consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) which lower the...

From policy to practice: creating a smokefree generation

In 2019, the Government published Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s announcing the ambition for England to become ‘smokefree’ by 2030 (achieved when 5% or less of the population smoke).

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Many health agencies, including the World Health Organisation, employ a ‘One Health’, intersectoral approach to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). However, according to Lyall et...

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An introduction to forest bathing for practice nurses

Social prescribing is now a central part of primary care. It is defined by NHS England (2020) as ‘an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing.’ Based on what matters to the person, link workers or general practice nurses (GPNs) themselves can discuss the idea of ‘green social prescribing’ to support wellbeing.

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Update on travel vaccinations, the 2024 flu programme, improving immunisation update in practice and dealing with vaccine hesitancy.

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What will the new year bring for nurses?

Practice Nursing provides nurses working in general practice with the tools to reach their full potential and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Our monthly journal informs and...

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Four million more GP appointments a month are being delivered for patients compared to the same month before the pandemic, as part of the NHS primary care access recovery plan..

The impact of social media interventions on adult influenza vaccination: A systematic review

This systematic review followed PRISMA guidelines (Prisma, 2020). Our inclusion criteria comprised of peer reviewed systematic reviews, intervention studies (randomised controlled trials,...

Nurses urged to watch for measles, as vaccine rate dips

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) Vaccine rates have dropped to a 10-year low, risking outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous virus. The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health...

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The King's Fund is hosting a free online event on how to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The talk takes place between 12–1 pm on Thursday 7 December. Speakers include Chief Executive of UK Sepsis...

Influenza vaccination – still a priority

Influenzae is caused by a member of the RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae family of which there are four types of seasonal influenza viruses: types A, B, C and D (Gov. UK, 2023). They are...

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In this ethical consideration of capacity, Astrachan et al (2023) introduce a philosophical aspect which is relevant to many health professionals who deal with patients. The presumption of capacity is...

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Thousands of patients with heart failure will now get specialist care from home as the NHS expands its virtual wards scheme..

Sciatica in primary care – a case discussion

The sciatic nerve is defined as a collection of two nerves, the common fibular and tibial nerves, originating from the L4-S3 of the sacral plexus, leaving via the greater sciatic foramen and traveling...

Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health

Ketogenic is a collaborative venture and a work of scholarship from 62 eminent contributors from around the world, whose accumulated wisdom is presented in some 540 pages that include thousands of...

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Here we are again: time to take on the flu and COVID-19 season!

‘Practice Nursing provides nurses working in general practice with the tools to reach their full potential and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Our monthly journal informs and...

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Tuberculosis cases in England increased by 7% in the first half of 2023 compared to the same timeframe in 2022.

Allergic rhinitis and asthma – one airway, one approach

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a condition which affects the nasal mucosa and, in some cases, other organs including the eyes, palate, and lungs (Hossenbaccus et al 2020). The condition results from an...

Management of vitamin B12 deficiency in primary care

According to World Health Organization (WHO 2023), vitamin deficiencies are a major global health concern. Although iron, vitamin A, and iodine deficiencies are the most common worldwide, vitamin B12...

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