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What compassion looks like to patients

Health Expectations journal published a study that examined what compassion ‘looks like’ to patients, citing how important compassion is in predicting positive patient and practitioner outcomes,...

Research Roundup

Globally, 85% of cardiovascular disease deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes. This is cited by Wang et al (2022) who state that there is limited evidence on the relationship between a...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has published an illustrated simple text version of the leaflets for the adult and child flu programme aimed at those with low literacy..

Fuel poverty: not a new phenomenon

‘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

Health and Social Care Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Thérèse Coffey has outlined her plan to ‘ensure the public receives the best possible care this winter and next’, with a focus on general...

How to relate progestogen-only pill guidance to clinical practice

There will soon be four different POPs available in the UK. Most clinicians will be familiar with the desogestrel (DSG) 75 µg POP and the two ‘traditional’ POPs, levonorgestrel (LNG) 30 µg and...

Cholesterol: how to measure and how to treat

Lipids are basically fats and are a heterogeneous group of substances that have a low solubility in water but are more readily soluble in a mixture of ethanol and chloroform (Durrington, 2007). Lipids...

Administering medications in general practice: what do non-prescribers need to know?

The Human Medicines Regulation (2012) is clear: prescription only medicines can only be administered or supplied where one of the following three instructions is in place:.

Delivering compassionate care in nursing

‘the sensitivity shown in order to understand another person's suffering, combined with a willingness to help and to promote the well-being of that person, in order to find a solution to their...

Retaining nurses in general practice through mentorship

A 2021 Local Medical Committee (LMC) survey demonstrated low morale among GPNs, with many planning to leave after the COVID-19 pandemic. GPN vacancies on the LMC website and NHS jobs were also...

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...

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