Primary Health Care is a unique digital resource that allows readers to stay at the forefront of community, primary care and public health nursing, no matter their role.
The journal is available in print or digital formats and includes unlimited access to our website.
We publish original research, updates in policy or in practice guidelines, descriptions of clinical practice, literature reviews, case studies, opinion articles and news.
We also publish continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this field of practice, and to help contributors and their readers prepare for revalidation.
If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal, the editorial team wants to hear from you. Areas we focus on include:
- Disease management
- Advanced practice
- Clinical skills
- Innovation and development
Primary Health Care is indexed with British Nursing Index and Ovid.
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Primary Health Care is now available as part of RCNi Plus, a purpose-built platform that brings together RCNi’s extensive range of resources and new personalisation features to help you stay up to date with information relevant to your practice.
RCNi Plus includes:
• Customisable RCNi Plus dashboard - choose topics to build your dashboard and create your own personalised feed of resources based on your professional interests.
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Primary Health Care
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Are you interested in writing for Primary Health Care? To find out more about submissions please see our author guidelines.
At RCNi we have lots of information available to help you successfully write for publication. Please see our Write for us section, which details the many ways you can share your experience and knowledge to the benefit of our nursing community.
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ISSN 0264-5033 (print)
ISSN 2047-900X (online)