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Practice nurses should take the initiative to attract recruits

04 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

As a general practice and nursing educator I do get really fed up when I hear from colleagues, GPs and practice managers that practice nursing is not suitable for...

Every general practice should appoint a carers’ champion

21 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

‘Caring for the carers’ is an often-used slogan, but what does it really mean? I have worked as a general practice nurse for 25 years, and see first-hand the...

Confidence with cancer patients

28 October 2014

Primary Health Care

Editorial

As the success rate for cancer treatments continues to rise, people are living longer following a diagnosis and for many of our patients their condition can now be...

Time for general practice nurses to be NHS employed?

28 June 2017

Primary Health Care

Editorial

Yet again, RCN congress 2017 highlighted that the workforce crisis is affecting all areas of healthcare, and with 50% of general practice nurses (GPNs) due to retire...

Who will fly the flag for general practice nurses?

01 June 2018

Primary Health Care

Opinion

Are you familiar with the aims of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View and the ten-point action plan for general practice nursing? I would like to think that all...

Are you ready for revalidation?

02 February 2016

Primary Health Care

Editorial

As chair of the newly renamed RCN general practice nursing (GPN) forum, I am looking forward to 2016. GPNs make a significant contribution to community based health...

New model for general practice

26 May 2016

Primary Health Care

Editorial

What will the NHS England General Practice Forward View mean for nurses and the wider primary care team? The current model of primary care is straining to meet the...

It’s high time we sing the praises of general practice nurses

29 January 2020

Primary Health Care

Editorial

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth....

Safety issues nurses need to consider during COVID-19

29 July 2020

Primary Health Care

Opinion

COVID-19 has transformed how we deliver services in general practice in ways not believed possible even six months ago.

Why general practice nurses need to take ownership of what the ‘new normal’ will mean

23 September 2020

Primary Health Care

Feature

COVID-19 has transformed the way general practice and community services are delivered, and the consensus on the front line is there will never be a return to...