Women's health

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RCN guideline: termination of pregnancy


Read this concise summary of RCN guidance for key recommendations on consent, pre-assessment, and post-termination of pregnancy care.

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Heavy menstrual bleeding: information for the public


What care should a patient expect? This summary on the management of heavy menstrual bleeding is intended to be used in consultation with patients.

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Endometriosis: information for the public


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


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


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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Feature articles

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Practical tips for the diagnosis and management of fibroids


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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