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Worldwide, the annual costs of mental health disorders are an estimated $2.5 trillion (USD), a sum which is projected to rise to $6 trillion by 2030. This is cited by Singh et al (2023), who note that...

Research Roundup

Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are central to the prevention of several chronic diseases, there is debate over whether one can ‘outrun a bad diet’ through high levels of physical...


Although physical activity confers health benefits, certain urban environments promote more physical activity than others. For instance, those living in neighbourhoods with poor socio-economic...

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...


In primary care, ‘safety-netting’ – a term first coined in 1987 – is a diagnostic strategy that involves monitoring patients with symptoms possibly indicative of serious illness until they are...


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...

Unseen, unheard, undervalued: advancing research on registered nurses in primary care

Canada is a federal system wherein ten provinces and three territories have the responsibility to administer and deliver healthcare, including the licensing of health professionals (Deber, 2018).

Isolation and loneliness: pilot of a coffee morning hosted in a general practice

Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs, nurses, and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services..

Investigating staff perceptions and experiences of telephone triage in general practice

The majority of research reviewed details the use of CDSS, employed in every nurse-led clinic in America and common-place in the Netherlands (Smits et al, 2017) and OOH services in the UK. These...

What is a primary care advanced practice role in Cornwall?

The aim of this study was to identify what an advanced practice role currently means in primary care in Cornwall. It looks at experience, scope of practice, educational level of clinicians, and...

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