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Tuesday 9 February 2016
Jeremy Hunt has announced the replacement of nursing bursaries, but what will this mean for the nursing profession that’s already short staffed?
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Is there a moral or legal question to answer?
Tuesday 9 February 2016
One-in-four people suffer from a mental health issue and TV presenter Anna Williamson was no different, after experiencing anxiety and panic attacks she is now happy to be working as the “poster girl” for mental health
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Antibiotics prescriptions in the community have increased by more than 50%, but the question is, “are they being sensibly prescribed?”
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Volunteer ship nurse Ali Herbert has worked as an anesthetic nurse in Africa to help with life changing surgeries such as removing excessive tumours and restoring children’s sight
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Taking on academia is an opportunity to influence and impact upon future healthcare
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Essential tremor is a trembling up and down movement of the hands. The arms, head, eyelids, lips and other muscles can also be affected
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Breast cancer is very common among women in this country – figures show that 49,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, which is more than 130 every day
Tuesday 9 February 2016
The menopause is the last spontaneous menstrual period that a woman has and represents the end of reproductive life and the transition into the post-reproductive state
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. There is consistent evidence that high-risk human papillomavirus infection, a common sexually transmitted disease, is a necessary cause of cervical cancer
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women and accounted for 41,581 cases in the UK in 2011
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Each year, the number of people affected by cancer increases; by 2030 there will be four million people living with or beyond cancer in the UK alone. A substantial proportion of cancer patients will experience anxiety
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Like advisors in stop smoking services, nurses will see patients who have smoked all their lives, have tried and failed to quit, and those who have become disheartened
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is very common and is part of a spectrum of lung diseases. The main cause of COPD is smokin
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Chronic kidney disease is defined as an abnormality of kidney function or structure present for more than three months, and has been increasingly recognised as a significant global public health problem
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Skin assessment should always be included in a holistic patient assessment. Primary care nurses observe and assess their patient’s skin on a daily basis
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Diabetes is a key public health issue. Epidemiological research estimates that in 2010 more than 3.1 million adults in England alone had diabetes and this prevalence is only set to increase
Wednesday 10 February 2016
With winter being the prime time for admissions to hospital, Northumbria Healthcare look at the improvements their emergency care centre has made

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