Intrusion or inclusion? Helping or hindering LGBT equality?

As a new sexual orientation monitoring standard is published, journalist Anna Scott asks if gathering this data is overreaching, or an important step in promoting LGBT equality in healthcare outcomes.

A few good men: where are all the Male CPs?

In some areas of nursing, men are commonplace, but community roles seem to remain largely off-limits. Journalist Phil Harris investigates.

Is school nursing DNR?

School nursing services across the UK are being changed, cut, expanded and integrated into other teams. With no apparent UK-wide consensus on what their role should be, do school nurses have a future in the modern NHS? Journalist Sarah Campbell investigates.

Calling Doctor Google

The rise of the internet has given us all a world of health information at our fingertips. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at how researching symptoms online impacts on community practitioners.

Immunisation: spreading the word

Health visitors are vital to achieving full vaccine coverage among children, say Michelle Falconer, Laura Craig, Helen Campbell and David Green of Public Health England.

Asthma matters

Dr Andy Whittamore from Asthma UK reveals the need-to-know facts about the common lung condition, and how you can help people take it more seriously – and save lives.

Loneliness: all by myself

Loneliness doesn’t simply hit at Christmas, or solely afflict a certain age group. In fact it’s been called an epidemic that affects all ages, all year round, reports journalist Phil Harris.

Peanut allergies cracked?

Researchers in Australia have made a discovery that raises hopes for the treatment of peanut allergy – a potentially lethal threat to many. We delve deeper with lead researcher, Professor Mimi Tang.

Period poverty: tackling the taboo

Being unable to afford the basic necessity of sanitary protection is a reality for many women and girls in the UK. There’s also a compounding stigma around menstruation. Journalist Juliette Astrup investigates.

The big health divide

There are still clear gaps in life expectancy and health depending on where you live, reports journalist Anna Scott. What’s going on?

Time to digest

Digestive disorders are more of an issue than we like to admit, and can also be confusing. So how can you help families tell IBD from IBS, and when’s the right time to see a GP? Journalist John Windell reports.

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