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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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Venous leg ulcers
Healing
Collaborative care
Patient outcomes
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Long-term wounds in the UK are increasing at the rate of 12% per year. The rise in these numbers is partly due to the older population, who tend to have slower healing processes. The majority of wound care is provided by nurses, not all of whom will have received wound care education. Although patient outcomes demonstrate improvement when healthcare professionals receive postgraduate training, it has also been identified that collaborative care and a coordinated team approach can benefit patient care in preventing a wound becoming long term, as has been demonstrated by the Tower Hamlets project. This article explores these issues and the effects that a ‘never healing’ wound can have on a person.

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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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Long-term wounds in the older person: exploring the issues

Long-term wounds in the older person: exploring the issues

Long-term wounds in the UK are increasing at the rate of 12% per year. The rise in these numbers is partly due to the older population, who tend to have slower healing processes. The majority of wound care is provided by nurses, not all of whom will have received wound care education. Although patie

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

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