Opinion

Editorial

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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Nominate your colleague

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.

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Nurse-led services are the backbone of the NHS

Building a capacity in the community workforce was the focus of the Queen's Nursing...

Comment

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Public health should not be an easy target for cuts

Funding has dropped by nearly a quarter in five years, but what will be the long-term effect?

In the spotlight

Time to shine the light on primary healthcare nursing

With the global spotlight on primary healthcare, Leah East wants nurses in primary care to...

Father figures

Mental health and well-being: why supporting new fathers is crucial

Historically, healthcare has focused mainly on maternal health – but the emphasis on family...

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Nurse prescribing education and formulary must change

Research shows the conditions community nurses should be able to prescribe medicines for

MMR Vaccine

Responding to a measles outbreak

How collaboration helped contain a recent outbreak of the virus

Are you prepared for travel this summer?

Make measles top of the vaccination check list, RCN specialists advise nurses

Expert advice

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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