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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...

Assessment and examination of the respiratory system

Taking a patient history is an essential element in establishing a diagnosis and is used to get a deeper understanding of the patient's symptoms. The purpose of a systematic health history is to...

Understanding and supporting children and young people with eating disorders

Eating disorders most often develop between the age of 15 and 35 years. With approximately 0.3–0.5% of the population up to 18 years developing anorexia nervosa, it is nevertheless a relatively rare...

Prototyping a new minimum standard for general practice nurse education

Capital Nurse is a time limited initiative for all nurses in London, running from 2015 until 2020 funded by Health Education England (HEE), NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement. The Capital Nurse...

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...

Group consultations for cancer care reviews in general practice

Statistics from Macmillan (2016) show that with advances in treatment, more people are living with and beyond cancer. Following cancer treatment, individuals may have ongoing needs and concerns,...

Technology-enabled care in practice: from apps to Skype

In general practice, nurses have been using technology to record patient consultations for some time and familiarity with software has enabled a higher level of record-keeping and more thorough audit,...

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