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The male suicide scandal

Twelve men will die every day by suicide unless someone starts the conversation writes Mike Shallcross

Knell tolls for Hunt and homeopathy

Replacing scientifically verified vaccinations and treatments for 'bonkers' homeopathic medicine is dangerous. But not as dangerous as the health secretary who champions such treatments, writes Abigail James

Discharge planning is still a priority

In 2014, the QNI published a survey of more than 1000 district nurses. Three major issues were identified from the data: workforce, mobile working and discharge planning.

Healthcare's male bias hurts women

Healthcare trials are still guilty of exhibiting gender inequaility and need to adapt to address the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women writes Abigail James.

Domestic abuse without the bruises

Emotional abuse is a common, yet difficult to identify form of domestic abuse. Mike Shallcross explores how a popular radio show tackling this issue is encouraging the public to reexamine the typical image of an abuser and his weapons

Society's most at risk deserve more

GPs are currently debating whether their responsibilities under the current GP contract should include home visits for patients who are living in care homes writes Crystal Oldman

Primary care nursing in 2015 and 2016

The NHS has once again had a big year. Seeta Bhardwa speaks to primary care nurses on the ground on their reflections and predictions for the next year

Student loans will damage primary care

The comprehensive spending review this autumn included a welcome increase in NHS funding, but there were spending cuts for nurse education that had been anticipated for some time.

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