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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...

Feasibility of adopting Minimum Education Standards for general practice nursing

Our ‘proof of concept’ test found that it was feasible to use Minimum Standards to review GPN courses collaboratively, assisted by a structured template and local facilitation. Stakeholders were in...

Changing mindsets to see the benefits of hosting students

We work very closely with Northumbria University and Health Education England and their Effective Learning Environments Team to ensure that we can offer the maximum number of student placements. We...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The Royal College of Nursing commissioned an independent review to identify and compare international definitions and guidance used to describe standard and transmission-based infection prevention...

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...

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...

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...

Health inequity in the UK: exploring health inequality and inequity

The UK has an ageing population; with life expectancy at birth of around 79 years for men and 83 years for women (Office for National Statistics (ONS), 2021a). A demographic trajectory also influenced...

Prescribing errors in general practice

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA, 2014) defines a medication error as: ‘a patient safety incident where there has been an error in the process of prescribing, preparing,...

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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.

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