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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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Mental and physical health care
Biopsychosocial approach
Goal-setting
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The role of nursing staff within general practice is rapidly growing to encompass the consideration of both physical and mental health, as well as wellbeing. While this encourages holistic care, staff report feeling pushed to their limits in terms of time and capacity. With this in mind, this article aims to provide guidance on collecting information to address root causes of an individualís distress and disability in time-limited consultations. It considers how biological, psychological and social issues combine and influence an individualís physical and mental health. It also offers guidance on identifying barriers to wellbeing using a biopsychosocial approach. Strategies on opening and closing sensitive conversations are discussed, including ideas for possible sources of support for identified issues. Meaningful and achievable goal-setting as part of care planning for long-term health conditions is explored. It is hoped that these suggestions will aid general practice nursing staff in achieving more rewarding care planning consultations.

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Appropriate and accurate assessment and management of lower limb wounds requires a timely, holistic assessment of the patient and their wound, including the recording of an ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) (Wounds UK, 2019a). A manual ABPI procedure requires advanced skills, using a handheld ABPI device, and is undertaken by a healthcare professional who is appropriately trained. In addition, the procedure is time consuming, taking a minimum of 40 minutes, and is subjective in its results, based on the technique and skill of the operator. This article describes an innovative service evaluation project that has seen the introduction of 20 automated ABPI machines into 19 general practices and a community vascular clinic in Staffordshire. The project has included the development of a care pathway, recruitment of wound champions, and training within each of the practices. Evaluation of the project is ongoing but tracks ABPI readings, assessment and wound management of patients, onward referrals and outcomes for patients, to ensure that the projectís potential to improve patient care is realised.

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Care planning for people with long-term health conditions

Care planning for people with long-term health conditions

The role of nursing staff within general practice is rapidly growing to encompass the consideration of both physical and mental health, as well as wellbeing. While this encourages holistic care, staff report feeling pushed to their limits in terms of time and capacity. With this in mind, this articl

Improving assessment and management of lower limb wounds

Improving assessment and management of lower limb wounds

Appropriate and accurate assessment and management of lower limb wounds requires a timely, holistic assessment of the patient and their wound, including the recording of an ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) (Wounds UK, 2019a). A manual ABPI procedure requires advanced skills, using a handheld ABP

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