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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 in association with Education for Health. 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, it also offers 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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There is an unmet need for contraception in the UK. Providing women with up-to-date information on contraceptive choices is essential to reduce unplanned pregnancies. There is a wide choice, including short-, medium- and longterm options. No method is 100% effective, with some relying on the user (e.g. pills) and others working largely independently of the user (e.g. subdermal implant). Many methods have side-effects or pose health risks to certain subpopulations of women. General practice nurses (GPNs) should be allowed to make an informed choice while also undertaking a risk assessment of each individual. This article provides an update on current practice regarding contraceptive choice, including emergency contraception, as well as the efficacy, acceptability, methods of delivery, side-effects and health risks of the different methods available.

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Wounds impact a patient’s quality of life, but research shows that this is often overlooked. Lifestyle concerns are haphazardly disclosed by patients, and not always recorded and addressed by nurses. Research (Green et al, 2013a; 2013b) led to the development of a leg ulcer consultation template (LUCT), which, in turn, raised the need for a generic tool to produce an overall, self-assessed ‘quality of life’ score for any patient with a wound. The principles of the LUCT were reviewed and a new ‘wound checklist’ developed, supported by an advocacy service, to ensure utility for all patient groups. Images, simplified questions and use of a ‘pain’ and ‘quality of life’ score improved the checklist’s accessibility, and aimed to show which areas of the patient’s life were affected by the wound. Results of an evaluation have been positive, and the new checklist is available as a paper version and is being developed as a digital resource.

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Contraceptive choices: an update for GPNs

Contraceptive choices: an update for GPNs

There is an unmet need for contraception in the UK. Providing women with up-to-date information on contraceptive choices is essential to reduce unplanned pregnancies. There is a wide choice, including short-, medium- and longterm options. No method is 100% effective, with some relying on the user (e

Do we overlook the patient while caring for their wound?

Do we overlook the patient while caring for their wound?

Wounds impact a patient’s quality of life, but research shows that this is often overlooked. Lifestyle concerns are haphazardly disclosed by patients, and not always recorded and addressed by nurses. Research (Green et al, 2013a; 2013b) led to the development of a leg ulcer consultation template (LU

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