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Implementing 3rd-year learning disability student nurse-led clinics and evaluating self-efficacy and confidence

Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to explore the theoretical underpinning for the study (Ho et al., 2017). This approach was considered appropriate to examine the phenomena of confidence and...

South East London Training Hub’s student nurse placement process

South East London Training Hub (SELTH) is committed to supporting workforce planning and retention, and student nurse GP placements are part of this offer. Placements are an opportunity to expose...

Supporting patients living with obesity in general practice

Provision of weight management services is criticised as patchy and inconsistent (Royal College of Physicians, 2015; Hazlehurst et al, 2020), despite well-evidenced need. Excess weight continues to...

Administering medications in general practice: what do non-prescribers need to know?

The Human Medicines Regulation (2012) is clear: prescription only medicines can only be administered or supplied where one of the following three instructions is in place:.

Delivering compassionate care in nursing

‘the sensitivity shown in order to understand another person's suffering, combined with a willingness to help and to promote the well-being of that person, in order to find a solution to their...

Dispelling the myths around the role of a general practice nurse

A GPN does not have to be a nurse that has completed an adult nursing degree; those that have completed child, mental health or learning disability degrees can also work as GPNs (NHS Health Careers,...

Dietitians: roles in the community and contribution to patient care

It can be easy to overlook the ‘pandemic’ of malnutrition in the UK. With the abundance of shops, restaurants and fast-food outlets in the country, and with the media focusing often on obesity-the...

The future of general practice nursing: ARRS, DES and students

Presented here have been several factors that will impact the GPN role as the nursing workforce in primary care and there are advantages and threats to each consideration. It is important to reflect...

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...

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...

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