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Assessment and examination of the respiratory system

Taking a patient history is an essential element in establishing a diagnosis and is used to get a deeper understanding of the patient's symptoms. The purpose of a systematic health history is to...

Lack of political recognition for nurses working in general practice

Given that the first time nurses and GPs heard about the acceleration of the programme was when the Prime Minister announced it in the media on the evening of Sunday 12 December, the response in...

Practice nursing: saving the Cinderella service

‘It's no surprise that many of my colleagues tell me they feel undervalued and invisible.’ .

New guidance for ME and CFS to improve understanding of these largely misunderstood conditions

The recommendations noted that both ME and CFS have not been clearly defined. They highlighted a lack of pathological evidence of brain inflammation, meaning the use of ‘encephalitis’ is problematic....

Here we go again

‘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...

To irrigate or not?

We know if left untreated, symptoms of ear wax build up can lead to a greater risk of ear infections, social isolation, depression and sometimes an increased risk of falls. This is more evident during...

What practice nurses need to know about the NICE chronic kidney disease guidelines

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as a reduction in kidney function, or damage to kidney structure, which has persisted for greater than 3 months and which is associated with other...

Identification and management of dysfunctional breathing in primary care

The ‘breathing drive’ is responsive to the body's requirements detected by feedforward and feedback loops from the brain and receptors in the respiratory system, with underlying ‘background’ control...

Understanding constipation in adults

Prevalence rates for constipation are difficult to determine as it is likely that some of those affected may try self-help measures or over the counter (OTC) remedies and therefore never consult a...

Communication barriers that affect medication adherence in patients with learning disabilities

Adherence is described by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an acknowledged agreement between patient and prescriber concerning clinical recommendations and the extent to...

SCREEN NOW: a new educational resource for diabetes and eye health

Following on from previous initiatives and the national and international outreach these had, iDEAL brought together leading experts in diabetes and eye health to design and create a series of...

A new era of public health

The OHID hopes to prevent health conditions before they develop, and therefore reduce the burden on healthcare services. It is clear they have a mammoth task ahead of them. Tobacco, obesity, alcohol...

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