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Research Roundup

Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are central to the prevention of several chronic diseases, there is debate over whether one can ‘outrun a bad diet’ through high levels of physical...

Climate change and health: time to act?

The warming climate puts health at risk by increasing the likelihood of injuries and illness from extreme weather events, affecting the supply of safe water, crop failure leading to food shortages,...

Over 50s to be offered COVID-19 booster and flu jab this autumn

The programme of COVID-19 boosters is expected to start in early autumn, but further details have not been provided yet. Commenting on the autumn COVID-19 booster programme, Professor Anthony Harnden,...

Asthma reviews: an essential part of good care

Primary care nurses, therefore, face a major challenge of addressing a backlog of work created by the pandemic and at the same time ensuring that they meet Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF)...

Female sexual dysfunction: what the practice nurse needs to know

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) can affect women of any age and the causes are varied and complex. Perhaps the most widely adopted diagnostic criteria for female sexual dysfunction are contained in...

Dispelling the myths around the role of a general practice nurse

A GPN does not have to be a nurse that has completed an adult nursing degree; those that have completed child, mental health or learning disability degrees can also work as GPNs (NHS Health Careers,...

Dietitians: roles in the community and contribution to patient care

It can be easy to overlook the ‘pandemic’ of malnutrition in the UK. With the abundance of shops, restaurants and fast-food outlets in the country, and with the media focusing often on obesity-the...

Video group consultations take centre stage

When lockdown hit, the doors of the surgery shut overnight, and it was unclear what would happen next. Maggi said: ‘General practice nurses build up relationships with patients, and that's how we...

Prescribing the resolution of conflict in general practice

Conflict affects health. A GP surgery is often the first port of call when anxiety, depression or insomnia arising from conflict impacts wellbeing. The treatment for these conditions may alleviate...

Research Roundup

Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury-based deaths worldwide, and although balance tends to be reasonably preserved until the sixth decade of life, it starts to diminish quickly...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has collaborated with a number of organisations, including the British Menopause Society and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, to...

Nurses at the centre of primary care

‘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...

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