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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, 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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Production of wound exudate is a normal part of the wound healing process (Bajjada, 2017). This exudate can be viewed as ‘good’ , since it is essential for:

  • Maintaining a moist wound interface
  • Enabling immune mediators (such as lymphocytes and macrophages), proteases (protein-degrading-enzymes), and growth factors to extend into the wound
  • Allowing the movement of tissue repairing cells (e.g. fibroblasts) across the wound bed
  • Providing nutrients for cell metabolism (e.g. glucose and oxygen)
  • Facilitating the separation of dead or damaged tissue by the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which break down damaged proteins and help in the process of autolysis (World Union of Wound Healing Societies [WUWHS], 2019).
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Healthcare settings, including primary care, have been identified as important for the promotion of physical activity (PA) for a number of reasons (Pringle et al, 2010; National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], 2013; Kime and Pringle, 2018; Kime et al, 2020). Primarily, they provide the opportunity for general practice nurse (GPN) involvement (Harris et al, 2017), which in turn offers a chance to assess a patient’s health profile, needs and motives (Dutton et al, 2016). Repeated contact with patients also facilitates continuity of care (Harris et al, 2017) and the opportunity to follow up patients, coupling PA information with treatment (Fong et al, 2018). Importantly, the nursing profession are respected sources of advice for lifestyle behaviours and are able to reach a large proportion of the population who may benefit from additional PA (McPhail and Schippers, 2012; Kime et al, 2020). This paper puts forward a range of strategies that GPNs can adopt when promoting being physically active.

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Why is managing exudate important?

Why is managing exudate important?

Production of wound exudate is a normal part of the wound healing process (Bajjada, 2017). This exudate can be viewed as ‘good’ , since it is essential for:

Role of GPNs in promoting physical activity

Role of GPNs in promoting physical activity

Healthcare settings, including primary care, have been identified as important for the promotion of physical activity (PA) for a number of reasons (Pringle et al, 2010; National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], 2013; Kime and Pringle, 2018; Kime et al, 2020). Primarily, they provide

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