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New survey highlights ongoing difficulties in community mental health

New survey highlights ongoing difficulties in community mental health

The newly published 2016 Community Mental Health Survey results demonstrate the difficulties in realising service improvements in a challenging economic climate. Between 2014 and 2015, declining communication, involvement and effective coordination — all areas that matter the most to service users — have not been reversed. However, results have been largely maintained in these years.

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Charity PromoCon renamed as Bladder and Bowel UK

Charity PromoCon renamed as Bladder and Bowel UK

The charitable continence service, PromoCon, has changed its name to Bladder and Bowel UK. The service, established over 20 years ago, is the only UK national helpline service providing information and support for adults and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction, their carers and the professionals who support them. The name change comes in a bid to make the service easier to find for anyone seeking support for bladder and bowel issues. 

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Recent journal articles

Practical diabetes and dietary management in general practice nursing

Practical diabetes and dietary management in general practice nursing

Four million — or one in 16 — adults in the UK have diabetes (whether or not they are aware of it), and this figure is predicted to increase to an estimated five million by 2025 (Diabetes UK, 2015). The majority have type 2 diabetes and the focus of this article will be on the role of general practi

Migraine: practical management in primary care — part two

Migraine: practical management in primary care — part two

The second in this two-part series on migrane focuses on how to treat patients to reduce disability and improve quality of life. Expectation is an important driver to treatment and patients and healthcare professionals should be ‘on the same page’. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Packard (19

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