This website is intended for healthcare professionals

News Focus

Companies offering private blood tests for a range of health conditions and vitamin deficiencies are piling the pressure on general practice, according to the BMA..

Vaginal atrophy: what is it and how can it be treated?

The main symptoms of vaginal atrophy are vaginal dryness and irritation (Palacios et al, 2020; BMS, 2021). Table 2 shows the whole range of symptoms that can occur..

SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes: time to flozinate?

SGLT2 inhibitors, sometimes also referred to as ‘gliflozins’ or ‘flozins’ are an established class of medications, which are licensed for the treatment of (Table 1):.

Red legs: how to differentiate between cellulitis, venous eczema and lipodermatosclerosis

Cellulitis is an acute infection of the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin, often occurring after a local skin trauma (Bailey and Kroshinsky, 2011)..

Best practice for medicines management and vaccination

All vaccines are classified as Prescription Only Medicines (POM) under the legislation (HMR 2012), as such they cannot be supplied and/or administered unless there is a valid prescription/patient...

Getting involved in the GPN forum committee

The general practice nurse (GPN) forum should be the ideal place for people to test their wings and make their views and voice heard, to shape the current GPN outlook, maybe based on the Sonnet report...

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...

Why choose Practice Nursing?

Practice Nursing shares the latest clinical expertise, research and practical guidance for general practice nurses. Our goal is to help you inform your practice and inspire better patient outcomes.

What's included

  • Evidence-based best practice

  • Peer-reviewed research

  • Professional education

  • CPD support

Subscriptions start:

From £11.25 GBP