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Exploring the individual experiences of LGBT+ patients with general practice staff: an interview-based study

Six participants were included (Table 2): three gay men, two lesbians and one non-binary person, aged 21–77 years (mean=36 years, SD=20 years). Five participants were white; one was British...

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...

How safe are e-cigarettes for patients with COPD? A systematic review

This systematic review focused on identifying quantitative empirical research, providing numerical data detailing the effect of e-cigarette use on pulmonary health outcomes. The PICO model...

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...

Experiences of advanced clinical practitioners in training and their supervisors in primary care using a hub and spoke model

Following a consultation period and review of primary care services, one local commissioning group requested a fresh approach to ACP training to meet the needs of a primary care service, and one which...

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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