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Family Health Resource Centre

Family Health Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Family Health Resource Centre brings you the latest news and clinical developments in all areas of family health, to child health, women's health, sexual health, men's health and care of older people.

Family health remains a mainstay of general practice, with many families placing their faith and trust in their practice nurses, health visitors and school nurses to provide a wide range of advice, checks and treatments.

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Latest family health news

16.02.16: The cuts to local support for mums could damage the plans for improved maternal mental health, a union of mental health nurses warned
15.02.16: It will handle calls from healthcare employees from any sector, who are afraid to raise concerns about the way their organisation is dealing with cases of child abuse
15.02.16: Mental health looks set for a shake-up as “a brave new vision” has been set out by NHS England’s Mental Health Taskforce
10.02.16: A 36-year long study has linked an overactive thyroid with an increased risk of breast cancer in women
08.02.16: Designated nurses for safeguarding children are not getting the time or resources they need to do their job, putting vulnerable children at risk, the RCN warned

Latest family health clinical articles

Thursday 28 January 2016
Less than a third of young people with type 1 diabetes are receiving all eight care processes that NICE says they should get, a new audit has revealed
Monday 29 June 2015
During my career the role of women as both formal and informal carers has become very apparent
Friday 15 May 2015
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) urges the public to mirror it’s EU counterparts and get more exercise as it’s revealed 50% of UK adults never do any vigorous physical activity
Monday 11 May 2015
The Mental Health Foundation is calling for mindfulness based cognitive therapy to be available in all areas of the UK so that GPs can recommend it
Monday 11 May 2015
Men with the highest levels of oestrogen were two and a half times more likely to develop breast cancer than men with the lowest levels of the hormone, the research revealed

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