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How general practice can improve patient health with parkrun

It's safe: all adult parkruns have an automated external defibrillator (AED) available, while a study of 702 UK parkrun events involving almost 30 million participations concluded that ‘serious...

Research Roundup

Chan et al (2022) note that cervical cancer is not only the most common type of cancer amongst women globally, with an age-standardised incidence rate of 13.1 per 100 000 women, it is also one of...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance covering identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and...

Are quiet summers a thing of the past?

‘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...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a global concern

NAFLD is an umbrella term used to describe a build-up of fat in the liver, known as steatosis. Fatty liver is the first stage of liver disease, whatever the underlying aetiology may be. In the early...

News Focus

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by general practice as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the...

Understanding autoimmune diseases: part 2

The basic underlying process of autoimmune diseases was discussed in part 1 of this series (Perry, 2022). In a healthy person, the immune system is able to destroy any invading organisms before they...

Exercise and breathing in rehabilitating long COVID

In exploring what effective rehabilitation would look like, Cheng et al (2021) recommend a comprehensive programme encompassing the promotion of functional recovery, as they note that this has been...

Skin cancer: getting back to basics

All skin types can develop skin cancer and at any age. It is more common among people with light (fair) skin (Fitzpatrick type 1 and 2 skin). Skin cancer can affect both men and women. Even teenagers...

Primary care cardiovascular disease prevention post-pandemic: a call to action

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the effects of disrupting treatment for patients with hypertension. Data from the Quality Outcomes Framework from 2020–21 showed that optimisation rates for patients...

How practice nurses could raise awareness of ovarian cancer

Practice nurses are at the forefront of women's health. Contraception, sexual health advice, menopause management and cervical screening are some of the regular interactions nurses have with women....

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on type 1 diabetes in adults, with amended recommendations on blood pressure targets for this group of...

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