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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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juxtafit®
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Lipoedema affects 11% of women worldwide (Buck and Herbst, 2016) and has a significant physical and psychosocial impact. It commonly presents as a disproportionate distribution of body fat in the lower extremities — symptoms include tenderness, pain, bruising and large fat nodules. Treatment is often similar to lymphoedema management and includes decongestive therapy, compression garments and skin care. This article presents a patient case study. It looks at the physical and psychological impact of lipoedema on the patient and the significant improvements seen with the use of juxtafit compression garments. The patient’s treatment included the intervention of general practice nursing and tissue viability services, demonstrating the importance of multidisciplinary working.

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With the ever-expanding role of general practice nurses (GPNs), alongside increased clinical scope and capacity, and increasing pressures of targets, it can be easy to simply ‘tick the boxes’ during an asthma review. However, an asthma review is not only to get an enhanced view of the child or young person’s asthma control in general, but also their individual perceptions, triggers, along with their own agenda or drivers (which may not be the same as the clinicians). By considering social, family or emotional influences, the review can answer crucial questions, such as, ‘Why has this child been to A&E again?’, ‘Why is this child getting through four reliever inhalers each month?’, or, ‘Why have these siblings missed their review again when one was so ill last year?’. This article explores how GPNs are well placed to educate patients and their families about asthma, to discuss inhaler technique, medication use and asthma triggers, as well as to ensure that children and families are aware of the importance of attending their next asthma review. It also discusses the use of tools in assessment and planning.

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Lipoedema management and quality of life: a collaborative patient review

Lipoedema management and quality of life: a collaborative patient review

Lipoedema affects 11% of women worldwide (Buck and Herbst, 2016) and has a significant physical and psychosocial impact. It commonly presents as a disproportionate distribution of body fat in the lower extremities — symptoms include tenderness, pain, bruising and large fat nodules. Treatment is ofte

Getting the most from children and young people’s asthma reviews

Getting the most from children and young people’s asthma reviews

With the ever-expanding role of general practice nurses (GPNs), alongside increased clinical scope and capacity, and increasing pressures of targets, it can be easy to simply ‘tick the boxes’ during an asthma review. However, an asthma review is not only to get an enhanced view of the child or young

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