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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.

Mouth cancer awareness saves lives

Figures from Cancer Research UK show mouth cancer is one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers, with cases up by a third in the last decade alone, writes Nigel Carter

Men must speak up about mental health

When the Movember Foundation expanded the remit of its UK campaign last year to include men’s mental health issues, it shone a spotlight on an important and often overlooked issue, writes Stephen Buckley.

Time to end the sugar rush

As a health journalist, one of my universal rules of life is to immediately discard any story which claims: ‘X is the new smoking’.

More support for breast cancer nurses needed

New analysis by Breast Cancer Care recently showed that despite the number of newly diagnosed breast cancer cases rising by a fifth in a decade, breast care nurse posts in England have remained at the same level since records began, says Emma Pennery, clinical director of Breast Cancer Care.

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