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The past, present and future of advanced nursing practice

Historically, there has been confusion surrounding the level of academic attainment, skills acquisition, knowledge and role identity that defines advanced nursing practice. However, more recently,...

Practice nurse workforce numbers: are we heading towards a problem?

Despite the need for practice nurses, the number of nurses working in primary care remains significantly lower in comparison to secondary care as shown in Figure 1. It is worth noting that NHS Digital...

Making self-harm everyone's business: a consideration of the new national guideline

Compiling accurate statistics about self-harm incidence is challenging as it is often a hidden behaviour, with only a small minority of patients who have self-harmed being seen in a hospital setting....

The importance of robust education in general practice

Robust education, teaching, supervising and assessing learners are all essential elements to consider in relation to patient safety – but also to the retention of the nursing workforce. If a nurse is...

RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Globally, seasonal influenza causes an estimated 389 000 deaths from respiratory disease each year. This is cited by Kajikawa et al (2022), who highlight the importance of understanding why...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council, in collaboration with the General Medical Council, have updated their guidance on duty of candour. The refreshed version of the guidance includes updates about...

How safe are e-cigarettes for patients with COPD? A systematic review

This systematic review focused on identifying quantitative empirical research, providing numerical data detailing the effect of e-cigarette use on pulmonary health outcomes. The PICO model...

How to recognise and support someone with an eating disorder

The UK's leading charity for eating disorders, Beat, estimates that there are about 1.25 million people in the UK with an eating disorder, and 75% of those are women (Beat, 2022). They also commented...

RESEARCH ROUNDUP

In this meta-analysis of 208 studies with 3 550 997 participants from over 32 countries, Sawadogo et al (2022) evaluated the association between overweight or obesity and COVID-19-related...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

NaTHNac has published a reminder on insect and tick bite prevention. Travellers are reminded that they may be at risk of mosquito spread infections, eg chikungunya, dengue and malaria, or bites from...

CPD: how do you access yours?

‘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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