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Revised guidelines include standards for FGM

Specific sections on female genital mutilation (FGM) and child trafficking for practice and community nurses have been added to a set of guidelines about safeguarding children.

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Clinical

Alcohol, probiotics, diabetes

Alcohol, probiotics, diabetes

In-depth analysis of the latest research. Compiled by Mark Greener.

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Assessing and managing atopic eczema in children

Assessing and managing atopic eczema in children

Atopic eczema is not always recognised as serious, but it can have a significant impact on children's quality of life, explains Sandra Lawton.

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The fundamentals of eye health in people with diabetes

The fundamentals of eye health in people with diabetes

Regular eye screening is vital for people with diabetes, and nurses have an important role to play in encouraging attendance at screening, says Anne Phillips.

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Erectile problems and cardiovascular disease

Erectile problems and cardiovascular disease

An insight and understanding of the condition, associated risk factors and treatment is necessary to provide effective care, writes Ian Peate.

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Oral lesions, in images

Oral lesions, in images

Lesions of the oral mucosa can occur as a result of irritants, trauma or underlying disease. Jean Watkins gives a brief overview of the lesions most commonly seen in practice.

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Professional

A model for nurse-led care

A model for nurse-led care

Cuckoo Lane is one of the only nurse-led practices in the country. Seeta Bhardwa looks at how it all started and what the future holds.

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Career profile: Kate McCandlish, Hampshire

Career profile: Kate McCandlish, Hampshire

This month we interview Kate McCandlish from Hampshire.

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In Your Workplace

In Your Workplace

NHS Trust HR director Graham White provides an insight into people and workplace issues.

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opinion

Practice nurse survey: have your say

Practice nurse survey: have your say

It is an accepted fact that practice nurses have been neglected in terms of education and development over the past 20 years or so.

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Pharmacists' role in community health

Pharmacists' role in community health

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting community pharmacists at a seminar. It was a delight to hear about initiatives which are having a real impact on the health of individuals and communities.

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Handwashing should be policed

Handwashing should be policed

In the nineteenth century, obstetrician Dr Ignatz Semmelweis (1818-1865) instigated a handwashing regime on the labour ward of the Vienna General Hospital, where mortality rates from puerperal fever (a streptococcal infection) exceeded 12 per cent. Within weeks, mortality was 1.2 per cent.

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Letters: 21st April 2014

I have just been reading the disillusioned ANP's letter about her experiences in general practice and being employed by GPs. (Practice Nurses Still Treated Poorly, IN, 17 March-6 April, p14).

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