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Journals and supplements

Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN)

Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN)

The Journal of General Practice Nursing is published quarterly. The journal provides up-to-the-minute features and expert clinical guidance on how general practice nurses (GPNs) can take a proactive approach to working with other members of the primary care team. With its detailed analysis and comment from leading nursing figures, italsooffers clinical education to help challenge and develop practice.
Care Today

Care Today

The Care Today series of annual journals cover specific areas of care vital for your day-to-day practice, including Wound Care Today, Skin Care Today and Respiratory Care Today. Their easy-to-read style combines education and practical tips that focus on issues central to good patient care.

Supplements and other resources

Supplements and other resources

To help you in your day-to-day practice, JCN and GPN regularly produces supplements to provide education in key areas of clinical practice.

This currently includes 'Wound care in the community' and 'Challenging your practice: venous leg ulcers', as well as 'Evaluation of a dynamic mattress replacement system within a community setting'.

Posters

Posters

Here is a list of all of the current Posters available on the site. Click on the link to download.

Recent journal articles

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People experiencing long-term physical conditions are predominantly cared for within primary care settings by nurses. These patients are two-to-three times more likely to develop mental health problems as a result of the detrimental impact of their illness on their physical and social functioning. They are also more likely to disclose mental health issues to nurses working in primary care therefore, general practice nurses (GPNs) need to be able to recognise both mental distress and mental illness to ensure that their patients receive appropriate assessment, care and management. This article discusses the prevalence of mental health problems in patients with long-term physical conditions and how nurses in primary care settings can recognise, assess and support them.

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This article discusses the assessment and management of vitamin B12 deficiency. The author examines the causes of this condition, such as pernicious anaemia, and the different methods that can be used to manage it, for example vitamin B12 supplements, diet and medication review. Primary care nurses are frequently responsible for ordering blood tests and managing B12 deficiency. However, there is a lack of consistency in the management of the condition, partly because there are a number of different blood tests that can be performed, not all of which are available in every hospital laboratory.

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Recognising anxiety and depression in patients with long-term physical conditions

Recognising anxiety and depression in patients with long-term physical conditions

People experiencing long-term physical conditions are predominantly cared for within primary care settings by nurses. These patients are two-to-three times more likely to develop mental health problems as a result of the detrimental impact of their illness on their physical and social functioning. T

Improving management of vitamin B12 deficiency in primary care

Improving management of vitamin B12 deficiency in primary care

This article discusses the assessment and management of vitamin B12 deficiency. The author examines the causes of this condition, such as pernicious anaemia, and the different methods that can be used to manage it, for example vitamin B12 supplements, diet and medication review. Primary care nurses

Thinking of writing for GPN?

If you would like to write for the Journal of General Practice Nursing, please contact Binkie: Binkie@jcn.co.uk