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In 2019 in the UK, an estimated 885,000 people were living with dementia. Although people can still live well with dementia, exercise is one of the approaches that can help both with the management of...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The Royal College of Nurses is set to host the Women's Health Conference on 6...

The evolving role of the general practice nurse in the ARRS: Are we ready?

‘Practice Nursing provides nurses working in general practice with the tools to reach their full potential and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Our monthly journal informs and...


Tens of thousands of children and adults living with type 1 diabetes across England are set to receive an ‘artificial pancreas’ in a world-first initiative being rolled out by the NHS..

Influenza, vaccines and new developments

Influenza A is an enveloped, segmented, negative-strand RNA virus, belonging to the Orthomyxoviridae family. Influenza A viruses are divided into subtypes based on the proteins on the surface of the...

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The importance of identifying and treating malnourished patients

For UK Healthcare Professionals. Alliance Pharmaceuticals. Promotional content. Malnutrition is a common yet under-recognised condition, that can reduce quality of life and increase hospitalisation and the risk of developing other diseases¹. This article focuses on the identification and management of malnourished patients in primary care, offering insight into those at risk, what support there is for screening and how it can be managed according to guidelines. 1. BDA. Malnutrition.

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Venous eczema: an update for nurses working in primary care

Chronic venous disease develops because of an interplay between genetics and environmental factors that increases venous pressure, leading to substantial changes in the whole structure and functioning...

Developing a ‘national module’ for nurses considering a career in general practice: addressing the workforce crisis in primary care

To understand the current situation, it is important to look at the historical context. Attracting nurses into primary care has always been a challenge, and the reasons for this are complex and...


Preconception care (PCC) describes interventions that identify and modify behavioural, biomedical, and social risks among reproductive-aged women. Although PCC aims to enhance healthy pregnancy...

Quality Outcome Framework: what's your role?

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Two million more GP appointments a month are being delivered for patients compared to the same month before the pandemic, as part of the NHS primary care access recovery plan..

The experiences of internationally educated nurses who joined the nursing workforce in England

In the period 1990/1991 to 2021/2022, the percentage of new IEN Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants rose from 10% to 53% of the total annual number. In 2022-2023, more than 40% of new NMC...

22q11.2 Deletion syndrome: What nurses need to know

Dr Suzanne Kelleher is a consultant general paediatrician working at Ireland's largest acute paediatric hospital – Children's Health Ireland, Crumlin – and in 2017 she established the national 22qDS...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

Now that overseas travel has resumed post-pandemic, the RCN and NaTHNaC explore the latest research and future trends in travel health nursing, in an online event on 23 March. The RCN encourages any...

The link between nutrition and mental health

The body's microbiome comprises some 200 trillion (2 x 1014) organisms and Hoffmann (2023) explains that it is adversely affected by the consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) which lower the...

How can the NHS retain its nurses without improving pay?

‘Practice Nursing provides nurses working in general practice with the tools to reach their full potential and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Our monthly journal informs and...

Vaginal symptoms in the menopause: cause, impact and treatment combination options

A combination of vaginal, vulval and / or urinary symptoms comes under the umbrella term – GSM (genitourinary syndrome of the menopause) but is historically termed vaginal atrophy (VA), and more...

Diagnosing and managing psoriasis in primary care

There are several types of psoriasis, some more common than others. Chronic plaque psoriasis is the commonest type accounting for more than 80% of cases (Yoo, 2023) and can occur as large plaque,...

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Health in 2040: What does the future hold for primary care?

Sam Feltham, Director of the Public Health Collaboration (PHC) Public Health Collaboration – a UK-registered charity dedicated to promoting a society where everyone enjoys good metabolic health, and...


Each year globally, burns cause the deaths of around 96 000 people aged under 20 years, with children especially susceptible. This is cited by van Balen et al (2023), whose review considers the...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

Millions of parents and carers in England are being urged to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as part of a major new NHS drive to protect children from...

From policy to practice: creating a smokefree generation

In 2019, the Government published Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s announcing the ambition for England to become ‘smokefree’ by 2030 (achieved when 5% or less of the population smoke).

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