Opinion

Editorial

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Challenging the conditions putting general practice nurses under pressure

Nurses being compelled to take on more hours and work must stand firm

Eric Teague-Hellon

2018 RCNi Nurse Awards: providing care for homeless people

Eric Teague-Hellon is a worthy winner of Primary Health Care’s community award category

Karen Storey

General practice nursing: focusing on the ten-point action plan to transform the...

Karen Storey reflects on her work at Health Education England and looks forward to fresh...

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Primary care priorities: training, retaining and developing

The new year brings opportunities to reflect on where primary care is.

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A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate...

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Nurse Awards

Raise the profile of your nurse specialty by entering the 2018 RCNi Nurse Awards

The profession’s top accolade for nursing excellence is now open for 2018 entries.

Comment

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Placements are a vital piece of the general practice staffing puzzle

A practice nurse prescriber says student placements help build the workforce of the future

Primary care nurses in 'privileged position' to tackle antibiotic resistance...

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

How senior nurses can help fight antimicrobial resistance

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

Calorie labelling is welcome, but it won’t solve the obesity crisis

Compulsory labels can’t alone turn the tide, says RCN’s Helen Donovan

Time for a seismic shift in global healthcare

Investment in primary care is the change the world needs, says ICN director Howard Catton

Social healthcare

Adapting overseas models of health and social care to the UK: what could work?

Providing help funded through long-term care insurance may be part of the answer

Expert advice

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Workforce: collapse in district nurse numbers is happening now – action to halt it isn’t

Ministers’ ‘golden hellos’ plan to boost district nurse recruitment still hasn’t materialised

medecine

Medicines management: Reducing antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract...

Overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance. This is becoming a major problem...

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Medicines management: As a community nurse, should I become an independent nurse...

For community nurses whose prescribing powers are limited, undertaking the independent nurse...

Matt Griffiths

Medicines management: How can we prevent older people from taking too many medicines?

Extending consultation times could enable practitioners to explore medication usage in more...

Reviews

Book review: Where There is No Psychiatrist (second edition)

University programme leader Rachel Erskine reviews Where There is No Psychiatrist (second...

Book review: Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease (Fourth edition)

Clinical research nurse Kathryn Louise Walker reviews Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease (...

Book review: Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective

Practice manager Sonia Hall reviews Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective

Book review: Public Health Ethics (Second edition)

Professor of public health research Susan Carr reviews Public Health Ethics (Second edition)

Book review: Healthcare in Transition: Understanding key ideas and tensions in...

Specialist community practitioner Anne-Louise Robens reviews Healthcare in Transition:...

Book review: Walking Forward, Looking Back

Practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Walking Forward, Looking Back

Your views

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Blog: Halfway through my placement, I've fallen in love with primary care ...

Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael finds that the skills and experience gained at...

Changing perceptions: how heart disease conversations with all ages could save lives

Heart disease does not discriminate against age – despite what a lot of patients think...

Blog: Excited to begin my student placement in primary care

Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael is about to embark on her latest placement,...

Readers panel: Are smartphone consultations a threat to traditional GP services?

A 24-hour service offering GP consultations via video link or smartphones has been launched...

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Readers panel: should school nurses be responsible for sex education in schools?

Education secretary Justine Greening recently confirmed that sex and relationship education...

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Readers panel: do nurses have a duty to set an example to patients and quit smoking?

Public Health England head of digital strategy Mary Black, who lost her father and...

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