Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

02 August 2023
Volume 34 · Issue 8

The RCN will host its annual research conference on 6 to 8 September at the University of Manchester. This conference is open to anyone interested in nursing research. It will be of interest to nurses, and colleagues in related disciplines, involved in the development and use of knowledge that impacts on nursing practice.

Conference themes may include, but are not limited to:

A new review from NHS England looks at the current state of digital technology and skills in undergraduate and pre-registration health and care education and lays out a series of recommendations. It examines how digital technologies are being used in learning – and the technical and specialist skills required by teaching staff now and in the future.

Innovations such as virtual reality and robotics offer the chance to practice skills outside of clinical settings, while online learning platforms and digital libraries have streamlined the learning process.

Key findings include:

NaTHNac has released a reminder of practical aspects of tick-borne encephalitis prevention for health professionals and travellers. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a vaccine-preventable viral disease that occurs in some countries of central, eastern, and northern Europe and across Russia to parts of eastern Asia. Tick-bite avoidance measures during outdoor activities should be advised for all, regardless of whether they have received pre-exposure vaccine before travel. TBE vaccine for pre-exposure vaccination is recommended for those visiting affected areas, whose activities put them at increased risk. Vaccine is not currently recommended by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for UK residents without plans to travel overseas to TBE risk areas.

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