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The future of general practice nursing: ARRS, DES and students

Presented here have been several factors that will impact the GPN role as the nursing workforce in primary care and there are advantages and threats to each consideration. It is important to reflect...

Seasonal asthma: should it be managed differently?

Asthma is an inflammatory condition where the airways have become hyperreactive in response to a trigger (eg house dust mite, pollen, cats, viruses and temperature changes). The inflammatory cascade...

Using motivational interviewing to improve health outcomes

Exercise is found by many researchers to have a positive effect on mood, self-esteem and other aspects of mental health, as well as a high impact on physical health and therefore the risk of long-term...

Give veteran patients the support they need

There are an estimated 2.4 million veterans living in England, and taking into account their families too, there is a considerable Armed Forces community living under our care. The healthcare needs of...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a mythbuster on pre-travel health services, providing information on governance and training and what the CQC look for when inspecting providers..

RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Although physical activity confers health benefits, certain urban environments promote more physical activity than others. For instance, those living in neighbourhoods with poor socio-economic...

Becoming NHS pension savvy

‘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...

NEWS FOCUS

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and the Public Health Agency are continuing to investigate a rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis – or liver...

Rescue packs for COPD: problem or panacea?

AECOPD are defined as an acute worsening of the respiratory symptoms associated with COPD, including cough, breathlessness and sputum production and which require additional therapy (NICE, 2019a;...

Urinary incontinence in men: what the practice nurse needs to know

Urinary incontinence has been defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as ‘any involuntary leakage of urine’ (Abrams et al, 2003; Haylen et al, 2010). NHS England (2018) estimate that, in...

Managing allergic rhinitis in children and young people

Allergic rhinitis affects many children and young people in the UK causing significant symptoms and a reduction in quality of life. It can be poorly perceived by children, their families and health...

Overcoming OSCE anxiety

OSCE anxiety is transient, unlike an anxiety disorder which is a common mental health presentation that persists for more than 6 months (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Test anxiety can...

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