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August 2022 | £3.99

IN THIS ISSUE News Monkeypox cases continue to rise Over 2500 cases of the virus have now been recorded by the UK Health Security Agency p4 News Outrage as PM hopeful hints at pay cuts for nurses Liz Truss, the frontrunner to replace Boris Johnson, has quickly backtracked on her suggestion that she would end national pay deals p4 News Numbers of pregnant smokers at all-time low Almost 15,000 pregnant women managed to quit smoking since 2019 p5 News Major boost to children’s mental health workforce Around 4,500 more people have joined children’s mental health services, as demand soars p5

For primary care and community nurses

Advising patients on physical activity and asthma Heather Henry explains how nurses can provide information and advice for patients with asthma to exercise safely, and reap the preventative benefits against a host of diseases p14


Events and training for primary care nurses p30

RCN calls for ballot: could a nurse strike be on the cards? p6 Chronic oedema: assessment, and monitoring p18 Understanding and managing HFpEF heart failure p22

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