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NHS delivers over one million COVID-19 vaccines in just one week

More than one million COVID-19 vaccines were given in a single week, NHS England has announced.

QNI unveils programme for its annual conference

Each day will focus on different aspects of community nursing, including evidence-based practice, workforce development, population health and sustainability, and integration

Tuberculosis cases continue to rise

Tuberculosis cases in England increased by 7% in the first half of 2023 compared to the same timeframe in 2022

‘Abysmal’ lack of testing for lung conditions is a crisis in general practice

Despite being the third biggest killer in the UK, simple tests for common lung conditions are not widely available in general practice, forcing staff to make educated guesses when it comes to...

RCN launches new definition of nursing

The RCN has created a new definition of nursing to reflect the safety-critical role the profession plays within healthcare.

RCN raises alarm after drop in the number of new nursing students

The Royal College of Nursing has accused the Government of 'stumbling at the first hurdle' of its NHS Workforce Plan after a fall in the number of new nursing students.

University freshers urged to use condoms amid record levels of gonorrhoea

Students are being urged to use a condom and get tested regularly to protect themselves and others from sexually transmitted infections.

Ex-smokers see positive changes within two weeks of quitting

A new study has revealed that 95% of ex-smokers see positive changes in as little as two weeks after quitting

How wilful blindness enabled a murderer

A modern-day Cassandra might be tempted to keep her warnings to herself and rise to the top of an organisation where she has foreseen that there will be no penalty for failure

Diagnosis and management of scabies in a primary care setting

Margaret Perry discusses the key features of this common but distressing skin condition

Lowering the NHS carbon footprint

Mark Greener looks at whether efforts to reduce health care’s impact on the climate are too little, too late

Taking general practice to the heart of the community

Community health and wellbeing workers are providing proactive outreach to a London community; building trust and relationships, and offering wide-ranging support to residents, reports Kathy Oxtoby

New toolkit to reduce suicide in the NHS workforce launched

NHS England has created a national suicide prevention toolkit for England, aimed at helping NHS organisations reduce the risk of suicide in the workforce

More than one million people invited for lung cancer checks

More than one million people (1,052,083) have been invited for a lung cancer check, as part of the biggest programme to improve early lung cancer diagnosis in health service history.

Skin conditions and diabetes: management in primary care pt.1

David Morris explains the skin conditions experienced patients with diabetes, in the first article of a series

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