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Does primary care need reform?

‘In England, there are 6 million people waiting for NHS care, including...

Treatment of urge incontinence in women

This type of urinary incontinence may be caused by changes in anatomical support and/or neuromuscular function of the pelvic floor, or it may be idiopathic (BMJ, 2020). There is a high incidence of...

Does availability of point of care C-reactive protein measurement affect provision of antibiotics in a community respiratory service?

The primary outcome measured was antibiotic use for treatment of an acute exacerbation following a comprehensive respiratory clinical assessment, in both COPD and bronchiectasis, for those with a POC...

The role of the district nurse in screening and assessment for frailty

Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...

The prevalence of comorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This systematic review aimed to estimate the prevalence rate of a range of comorbidities in adults with RA and to assess the moderating factors of country, age and a study's risk of bias..

Incontinence in palliative care: assessment to promote dignity

UI has a stigma and can cause an individual to hide symptoms and avoid seeking appropriate help (Payne, 2017; Smith et al, 2019), often causing a communication barrier with the DN. Incontinence can...

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New workforce standards for district nursing launched

‘Workloads are far exceeding the capacity of services. From the qualitative data we have collected over the last 7 years, there appears to have been a shift towards district nursing teams acting as...

Recent insights into catheter-related urinary tract infections

Inserting a catheter can damage the urothelial barrier and trigger immune responses. As a result, the patient may deposit proteins (eg fibrinogen) onto the catheter surface (Gaston et al, 2021)....

The community nurse and stoma care

A stoma appliance has many different names: a ‘stoma bag’ or ‘stoma pouch’ are terms commonly used by patients. A stoma appliance is used to collect and contain the output from a stoma. Thus, there...

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First year pre-registration nursing student perceptions of community nursing roles: a thematic analysis

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), in its standards for the pre-registration nursing, identified that it is essential to equip student nurses with the skills required to work across both...

Perceptions of people with motor neurone disease, families and HSCPs: a literature review

The critical appraisal process was informed by Hawker et al (2002). The aim of the review was to find out what the perceptions of plwMND, their families and HSCPs are relating to service delivery to...

Storytelling in palliative care

‘… you think about things that you haven't thought about in a long time, and that gives you some pleasure … you can pass them onto future generations of the family.’ .

Understanding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

‘Emphasising the social benefits of vaccination may reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, perhaps because it shifts attention away from the individual and to the collective good’ .

Measuring the economic value of community nursing

The most recent national cost collection data showed that, in 2019/20, community nurses across England (district nurses, specialist nurses and school nurses), working in NHS organisations, had 42.4...

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Creating sustained and positive changes to patient safety: reducing insulin administration errors in a district nursing service

Effective change is best implemented by ensuring that those affected by the proposed changes have a voice as part of the whole process. A sense of shared purpose is thus created, which focuses on why...

Anticipatory grief during COVID-19: a commentary

Mental health support, palliative and psychiatric care and similar strategies should be taken into account when planning and allocating resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, recognising the impact...

Reflecting on caring and death anxiety during the pandemic

It is important to make the point that death is the extinction of life. Therefore, we can say that, inevitably, death is a primordial and primary source of anxiety experienced when we care, as most...

Compression therapy and heart failure: a scoping review of the existing evidence

Some 20 pieces of evidence were retrieved from varying backgrounds and locations on the application of CT in those diagnosed with HF. In terms of location, the evidence retrieved included studies...

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