Frustrated and often undervalued, is it time to reconsider the general practice nurse role?
Investing in nurses and resources to educate parents is more pressing than battling fake news
A community nurse argues that grieving when a patient dies shows she has done her job well
Changes in sexual health services affected workforce skills, but RCN resources are helping
District nursing team leaders encouraged to complete the survey
Ministers’ ‘golden hellos’ plan to boost district nurse recruitment still hasn’t materialised
Revised standards change time limits on nurses taking courses
Overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance. This is becoming a major problem worldwide, and we urgently need to change the way we prescribe and use antibiotics, says medicines management expert Matt Griffiths.
For community nurses whose prescribing powers are limited, undertaking the independent nurse prescribing course can future-proof your qualification, says medicines management expert Matt Griffiths.
Extending consultation times could enable practitioners to explore medication usage in more depth, says Matt Griffiths.
General practice nurses cannot be left behind in discussions about how practices develop
A type 2 diagnosis should be an urgent wake-up for people to lose weight
Nurses being compelled to take on more hours and work must stand firm
Eric Teague-Hellon is a worthy winner of Primary Health Care’s community award category
Karen Storey reflects on her work at Health Education England and looks forward to fresh challenges in her new role as NHS England primary care nursing lead.
The new year brings opportunities to reflect on where primary care is.
Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael finds that the skills and experience gained at her general practice placement have exceeded her expectations
Heart disease does not discriminate against age – despite what a lot of patients think. Senior cardiac nurse Philippa Hobson, speaking at the recent RCNi chronic disease study day, discusses the benefits of a cardiac rehabilitation programme
Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael is about to embark on her latest placement, which happens to be her first choice
A 24-hour service offering GP consultations via video link or smartphones has been launched for NHS patients in greater London. Nursing Standard readers have their say
Education secretary Justine Greening recently confirmed that sex and relationship education will become compulsory in England's schools. Nursing Standard readers have their say.
Public Health England head of digital strategy Mary Black, who lost her father and grandfather to smoking-related diseases, has urged nurses who smoke to lead by example and kick the habit. Nursing Standard readers have their say.
University programme leader Rachel Erskine reviews Where There is No Psychiatrist (second edition)
Clinical research nurse Kathryn Louise Walker reviews Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease (Fourth edition)
Practice manager Sonia Hall reviews Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective
Professor of public health research Susan Carr reviews Public Health Ethics (Second edition)
Specialist community practitioner Anne-Louise Robens reviews Healthcare in Transition: Understanding key ideas and tensions in contemporary health policy
Practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Walking Forward, Looking Back