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Number of people tested for cancer rises to almost 3 million

The number of people tested was up by around 5% in the previous year and 26% in the same period in 2018-2019 before COVID-19

Career profile: Karenne Weaver

Hospice at Home Manager, NMP Lead, Rowcroft Hospice

Independent Nurse publisher contributes to new COVID book

The book – ‘a composite journal’ which incorporates poetry, prose and images – covers the range of emotions felt by writers and artists during the span of the pandemic, and beyond

New treatment for hot flushes approved by the MHRA

The non-hormonal drug fezolinetant, marketed by Astellas under the name Veoza, alleviates vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – also known as hot flushes and night sweats – that many women suffer from during...

Diagnosis and management of diabetic kidney disease – part 1

This first of two articles seeks to explain the nature, classification and clinical implications of diabetic kidney disease. The importance of screening and monitoring is discussed. Practical...

Diagnosing acute bacterial prostatitis in primary care

This article will focus on acute bacterial prostatitis, looking at causes, treatment, and complications with the aim of helping nurses and non-medical prescribers feel more confident when assessing...

QNI celebrates the achievements of community nursing innovation projects

Dr Amanda Young, QNI Director of Nursing Programmes (Innovation and Policy), said, ‘These projects demonstrate a huge range of innovative practice by nurses working in the community, social care and...

Millions of people with cardiovascular disease could benefit from new cholesterol treatment

Cholesterol treatment will be available in GPs and other primary care centres to prevent further heart attacks or strokes.

NHS launches new vaccination strategy to protect millions more from life-changing diseases

Chief Executive of NHS England, Amanda Pritchard, said ‘our vision for the future of vaccinations published today sets out how we plan to build on this huge success and save even more lives

UK faces mosquito-borne disease risk because of climate change

Rising temperatures could make UK home to mosquitoes carrying dengue fever by 2040s

mRNA COVID vaccines could be fine tuned to reduce side-effects

The vaccine was the first of its kind to protect people from Covid-19, with around 53 million people in the UK having received their first dose. It is hoped the mRNA technology could eventually be...

Cats, babies and protozoa: The alarming rise of toxoplasmosis

Mark Greener looks at the potentially deadly infection linked to pet ownership

NHS to issue blood in urine cancer warnings in men’s toilets

Urinal mats in men’s public toilets to carry cancer warnings to increase early detection of the disease

Victims of the infected blood scandal to receive thousands in compensation

An amendment to speed up compensation for victims of the infected blood scandal has been passed by the House of Commons

NHS issues warning as norovirus cases soar

Winter vomiting virus is spreading rapidly across England, with figures much higher than last year

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