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Failure to support general practice

‘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...

Recurrent venous leg ulcers: management in general practice

Once the VLU has healed, the focus needs to be on the prevention of recurrence. However, despite the high recurrence rate and associated costs of treating open ulceration, current Commissioning for...

Managing the side effects of contraception

Headache is a reported side effect of all hormonal methods of contraception, but is also very common in women of reproductive age, particularly those age >35 years old (Grossman Barr, 2010). Because...

Anaphylaxis: how to recognise and manage in primary care

‘a serious systemic hypersensitivity reaction that is usually rapid in onset and may cause death. Anaphylaxis is characterized by potentially life-threatening compromise in airway, breathing and/or...

The role of the practice nurse in cancer care reviews

An annual survey of cancer patients in England provides data on patients' experience in hospital and their out of hospital care (Picker, 2019). The out of hospital questions include support for...

Cervical Screening Awareness Week: getting the facts out

14–20 June is Cervical Screening Awareness Week. We have a valuable opportunity to highlight the importance of the test but also to communicate what HPV testing is, and what it means to have HPV....

Weight loss and financial incentives: a flawed scheme?

But what does the evidence show? When Korean mathematicians Lee et al (2021) devised an epidemic model to investigate the theoretical role of financial incentives to see how they might usefully...

How will you celebrate International Nurses' Day?

‘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...

Cardiovascular disease: the gender divide

According to statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) there are 830 000 women in the UK living with coronary heart disease (CHD), and around 380 000 women in the UK have survived a heart...

You know where you can stick that … or do you? Where to inject the deltoid and why

Finding the important landmarks of the deltoid in the living is not difficult and can soon be learned with a little practice on yourself, your partner and patients; having a clear mental picture...

Placements and portfolios: enhancing performance through experience and reflection

Despite the continued prevalence of the theory–practice gap (Aimei, 2015), there are a number of ways in which nurses and educationalists can work collaboratively to reduce this gap; one being the...

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