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Pay, terms and conditions for primary care nursing teams

Recruitment into primary care remains slow with the number of nurses wanting to make the move out of the acute and community sectors generally outweighing the ability of general practice teams to...

How is COVID-19 affecting you?

I have not previously discussed COVID-19, as the information is changing daily and we are already bombarded with updates. However, I feel it is important to share one practice nurse's experience that...

Managing diabetes in primary care during Ramadan

Vulnerable people with diabetes can be exempted from fasting during Ramadan (Table 1) (Muslim Council of Britain Diabetes Advisory Group and Diabetes UK, 2014). However, many Muslims with diabetes...

Advising Hajj and Umrah travellers in general practice

On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases were reported to WHO from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China. In January 2020, the Chinese authorities reported a new (novel) coronavirus as the cause of...

Dysphagia: a guide for nurses in general practice

Dysphagia literally means difficulty eating or swallowing. Intact motor and nervous systems are essential to enable normal swallowing (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists [RCSLT], 2014)....

Group consultations for cancer care reviews in general practice

Statistics from Macmillan (2016) show that with advances in treatment, more people are living with and beyond cancer. Following cancer treatment, individuals may have ongoing needs and concerns,...

HRT shortages: the real reason women were left without HRT?

No, we simply knew how to access other HRTs that were very similar or as good as those HRTs that were not available. Yes, gels and tablets may not be as convenient as a single patch, but they offered...

A low-carb diet for diabetes: the latest evidence

Meanwhile, some are finding that low-carbohydrate diets are meeting the challenge of diabetes. For example, Southport-based GP Dr David Unwin—NHS Innovator of the Year 2016—and colleagues found that...

Health inequalities: what can be done?

The Marmot Review 10 Years On (Marmot et al, 2020) report makes for grim reading. For the first time in over 100 years, life expectancy in England has failed to increase, and for the poorest 10% of...

Assessing and treating adults with hearing loss in primary care

There are several recognised risk factors for hearing loss in adults that practice nurses should be aware of..

Tick-borne diseases: an update for general practice

The method of spread for tick-borne infections may vary depending on the tick species and habitat. Ticks can feed on a number of different mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, with most preferring...

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