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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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Health
Hidden illness
Drugs and alcohol
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Here, Tamsen Courtenay, writes about the people she met while researching her book
on the realities of homelessness (website: tamsencourtenay.com)

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Chronic wounds are a complex and challenging health problem for all concerned, but most importantly for patients who have to live with them. Chronic wounds impact negatively on patientsí quality of life, often accompanied by a loss of independence and, in many cases, a sense of hopelessness. The global prevalence of wounds is predicted to rise with an ageing population, and rapidly increasing numbers of people with obesity and diabetes. In an NHS with escalating costs and a shortage of qualified nurses, it is not sustainable for nurses to continue to manage all wounds. By incorporating shared decision-making and involving patients in their own care, it will be possible to improve outcomes for all concerned.

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Experiencing life on the streets

Experiencing life on the streets

Here, Tamsen Courtenay, writes about the people she met while researching her book
on the realities of homelessness (website: tamsencourtenay.com)

Chronic wounds and their effect on patient quality of life

Chronic wounds and their effect on patient quality of life

Chronic wounds are a complex and challenging health problem for all concerned, but most importantly for patients who have to live with them. Chronic wounds impact negatively on patientsí quality of life, often accompanied by a loss of independence and, in many cases, a sense of hopelessness. The glo

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