Women's health

womens health

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Endometriosis: information for the public

2018-05-29T15:10:00+01:00By

This concise summary covers making decisions about endometriosis treatment and where to find more support

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RCN guideline: Nurse specialist in menopause

2018-04-16T14:38:00+01:00By

This summary outlines the role of the nurse specialist in menopause. Includes guidance on the required clinical practice skills and service provision

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Women’s health: migrant health guide

2018-03-19T10:39:00+00:00By

Summary covers key points and resources for managing women’s health in migrants. Includes guidance on sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy

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RCN guideline: Fertility preservation

2018-01-18T11:25:00+00:00By

This summary provides information for nurses caring for anyone who may have their fertility compromised because of illness or treatment, or who may choose to defer fertility because of non-medical reasons.

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Contraception after pregnancy: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

2018-01-18T11:09:00+00:00By

This summary of the FSRH guidance on contraception after pregnancy focuses specifically on contraception after pregnancy and childbirth. It covers information giving and counselling; discussing a women’s contraceptive needs; record keeping and valid consent; and provision of contraception, continuing care, and support.

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Feature articles

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Practical tips for the diagnosis and management of fibroids

2017-10-31T16:03:00+00:00By

Debra Holloway discusses ten practical tips for the diagnosis and management of fibroids—providing information on the aetiology and symptoms of fibroids, when treatment is necessary, and the treatment options available.

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Causes, diagnosis, and management of common gynaecological symptoms

2017-03-21T00:00:00+00:00By

Debra Holloway discusses common gynaecological symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment.

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Practical implementation tips for setting up a successful cervical screening service

2017-01-24T00:00:00+00:00By

Jenny Greenfield shares 10 top tips to help nurses set up and run effective cervical screening services.

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UKMEC supports the delivery of safe, evidence-based contraceptive care

2016-08-20T00:00:00+01:00By

Shelley Raine explains why the UKMEC is so important in general practice and how to apply the recommendations when seeing women, both for the initiation of a contraceptive method and continuation of a treatment.

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NICE shines light on treatment for the menopause

2016-07-06T00:00:00+01:00By

Debra Holloway discusses NICE Guideline 23, on managing menopausal symptoms, and gives recommendations on how to discuss the issues with patients

Tools and resources

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer—addressing the myths

2017-10-02T11:19:00+01:00

This factsheet is for health professionals who deliver the HPV vaccine programme for girls. It supports the information currently provided. It is suitable for school nurses, GPs, screening and immunisation practioners.

Your guide to staying active in pregnancy

2016-10-11T12:04:00+01:00

Source: Tommy’s (www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/health-professionals/guide-staying-active-pregnancy). Hosted with permission. January 2014 (planned review date January 2017)

Pain and symptom diary

2016-09-11T12:05:00+01:00

Source: Endometriosis UK (www.endometriosis-uk.org/sites/default/files/files/Information/pain-symptoms-diary.pdf). Hosted with permission.