Primary Health Care



RCN urges reversal of cuts to public health services following increase of STIs

Many cases preventable if nursing staff in sexual and reproductive health are ‘valued’

General practice nursing

General Practice Nursing Induction Template will help new staff adapt to the role

Author of guide says it will assist with recruitment and retention of nurses in the specialty

District nursing and technology

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Nursing associate

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Evidence and Practice

Open access
Adoption of technology-enabled care for patients with respiratory conditions in primary care

Adoption of technology-enabled care for patients with respiratory conditions

A look at the benefits of giving clinicians and patients access to technology-enabled care

Parkrun promotes physical activity and community spirit

Three studies explore the benefits of parkrun, a free 5km event held weekly around the UK

Pre-registration nurse placements in general practice: the picture so far

Pre-registration nurse placements in general practice: the picture so far

A scoping review of ten years of literature examined pre-registration nurse placements

Continuing professional development: lymphoma in primary care

Continuing professional development: lymphoma in primary care

This article summarises the diagnosis, treatment and long-term consequences of lymphoma

Continuity of care for adults living in the community who have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease

Continuity of care for adults who have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease

The needs and challenges of people with CHD in the community and primary care

Young carers

Assessing the needs of young carers and young adult carers in a London borough

Steps need to be taken to meet the statutory duties of identifying and assessing such carers


Sally Shaw GP liaison service manager

How a nurse-led GP liaison service helped streamline the patient journey   

Sally Shaw explains how she helped develop a service to improve communication with local GPs

How to avoid the pitfalls when a patient needs the help of an interpreter

Why language and communication should not be barriers to a patient receiving quality care

Why the skills of assistant practitioners and nursing associates could bridge the gap

Assistant practitioners and nursing associates can help relieve pressure on busy nurses

Why nursing in remote communities can be such a rewarding challenge

Four Queen's Nurses working in Scotland provide an insight into their different roles

Cautions against catheters

Nurses should constantly review the need to continue with catheters, says updated guidance

How in house staff development can grow your own district nurses

A trust has devised a range of courses to develop the skills of all its nursing workforce


Smacking ban would offer chance to educate parents and carers

A Welsh ban on smacking children would be a chance to educate and support parents and carers

Why do patients not want to see the 'nurse' practitioner?

A stereotyped view of nurses persists, and the profession needs to tackle misconceptions

Asthma and COPD: inhaler and spacer rescue packs could be a game-changer

Comments are sought on issuing rescue packs to those at risk due to these conditions


community nurse with a patient

It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

What a placement on a remote island taught me about truly person-centred care

Working in this environment means really getting to know your patients, says Elizabeth Spence

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned


Sue Smith

Charity abseil is my way to face my fears – and honour the NHS

Former health visitor Sue Smith is taking on a daring challenge to mark a career milestone

Rebecca Mounch with a patient

I’m so glad I moved into practice nursing after having my children

Working in general practice offers scope for progression, but work-life balance too

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients