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Building capacity and capability in primary care: a nurse development programme

05 April 2011

Primary Health Care


This article shows the results of an assessment of an innovative approach to training practice nurses in Tower Hamlets, East London. It explains why the programme,...

Behaviour change strategies for novice practice nurses

05 November 2010

Primary Health Care


Novice practice nurses need to develop practical strategies if they are to empower patients to make lifestyle changes conducive to maintaining and improving health....

Quality inpractice

01 June 2005

Nursing Standard


Under the new GP contract, nurses can have a significant role in ensuring quality of patient care and even become partners in their practices.

Action on intolerance

21 July 2009

Nursing Standard


A research programme involving four practice nurses promoting the benefits of healthy eating and identifying patients with food intolerance has paid dividends.

Earmarked for success

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Specialist nurses are taking ear care into the community, which benefits patients in terms of waiting times and convenience.

Recognise the signs

01 March 2011

Nursing Standard


Improved training and greater awareness could help nurses identify mental health problems in women and girls.

Nurse-led management of contraceptive services

25 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the role of the practice nurse (PN) in the provision of health assessment for contraceptive choices. PNs who have an extended role as an...

Steps to improve antihypertensive medication adherence

28 September 2016

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

Optimal blood pressure control in patients with hypertension is the key to reduced risk of developing complications, and medication adherence is an important yet...

The practice nurse’s role in contraception choice

01 July 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Contraception can play an important part in a woman’s life. Modern contraceptives provide a wide array of options for the effective prevention of unplanned pregnancy...

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

15 May 2019

Primary Health Care


A global shift of health services from secondary to primary care means there is a need for more primary care nurses and an expansion of their roles. However, there...