Emma Edwards highlights the effect depression can have on patients with Parkinson’s disease and the need for support from Parkinson’s disease nurse specialists
Karen Bartha shares her top tips on prescribing considerations for biosimilars such as stability, interchangeability/switching, and brand names.
Gemma Higgs gives her view on how patients can be supported to manage common oral conditions, some of which can be caused by medications.
With 15 years of expertise in spirometry, Chris Loveridge answers your questions about spirometry and emphasises the need to take a clinical history.
Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children.
Jane Scullion looks at the increasing complexity of the multitude of MDI and DPI devices that are available and the therapeutic options they offer.
Karen Bartha discusses recommendations for the safe prescribing of insulin and the types of insulin available for different patient groups.
Karen Bartha discusses the role of primary care healthcare professionals in the management of pregnant women with pre‑existing diabetes.
Karen Bartha addresses myths about the revalidation process, and provides helpful advice on how to prepare for revalidation.
Amanda Epps highlights pre-travel advice for patients with type 1 diabetes.
Debra Holloway discusses common gynaecological symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment
Dr Alice Scott and Dr Louise Newson offer ten top tips on diagnosing and managing the menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency
Jane Scullion describes the symptoms, causes, and appropriate recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); discusses how to manage the condition in primary care; and covers relevant guidance from NICE, SIGN, and the DVLA.
Debra Holloway discusses ten practical tips for the diagnosis and management of fibroids—providing information on the aetiology and symptoms of fibroids, when treatment is necessary, and the treatment options available.
David Green and Laura Craig describe the symptoms and prevalence of hepatitis B, provide information about the hexavalent vaccine being introduced into the routine childhood immunisation schedule, and discuss the continued importance of screening pregnant women for hepatitis B.
Zoe Butler, winner of the Guidelines for Nurses-sponsored Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award at the RCNi Awards 2017, explains how her Hot potato project is raising awareness of mental wellbeing in young people and destigmatising mental illness
Sheila Hardy explains the causes of stress, distress, and depression; how to recognise these conditions; and the role played by practice nurses in prevention and treatment.
Karen Blackwood discusses considerations when individualising care and setting glycaemic targets for adult patients with type 2 diabetes, with a focus around decision making when escalating treatment.
Jenny Greenfield shares 10 top tips to help nurses set up and run effective cervical screening services
Anne Moger discusses how the Five Year Forward View and the subsequent General Practice Forward View have influenced the way general practice nurses and general practitioners will work together in primary care in the future. Nurses will take on a greater role in the management of patients in primary care; ...