Primary Health Care

Digital Edition Cover

Read the latest digital edition

Your environmentally-friendly digital edition comes with links to further resources and access to previous issues.

Read digital edition

Newsroom

Free
Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: dos and don’ts for when you get home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take after each shift – but what do the experts say?

Free
 Alice Kit Tak Ong (left) and Rebecca Mack (right)

COVID-19: tributes paid after death of two more nurses

Employers and loved ones praise dedication of Alice Kit Tak Ong and Rebecca Mack

Free
Reusing single-use PPE

COVID-19: ‘promised PPE supplies are not reaching front-line staff’

Inadequate provision is compromising nurse and patient safety, RCN warns

Free
CPR during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses receive conflicting advice on PPE and resuscitation

Public Health England guidance contrasts with Resuscitation Council advice on CPR

Free
A nurse dialling a mobile phone. The helpline is designed to support NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: mental health helpline for nurses opens

NHS staff can speak to volunteers from charities such as Hospice UK and the Samaritans

Free
Handwashing and PPE

COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on the crisis

Three-pronged survey will look at healthcare staff’s experiences throughout the pandemic

Evidence and Practice

Preventing measles outbreaks: a global health challenge

Why you should read this article: • To understand the factors that can lead to a measles...

Using play to educate children about asthma

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the importance of improving asthma...

Can general practice nurses increase the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the barriers for nurses providing long-...

An evaluation of group safeguarding supervision in health visiting practice

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge on group safeguarding...

Student community nure

How to support nursing students to develop community care planning skills

Nurses and nursing students should learn the principles of effective care planning

How to ensure a successful general practice nursing placement

How to ensure a successful general practice nursing placement

Why you should read this article • To enhance your knowledge of the professional and...

Features

Picture shows nurse Sarah O'Donnell with patient Glenys Crisp. Nurses are helping cancer survivors to resume a normal routine by treating them at their workplace.

NHS trust’s chemotherapy in the workplace service proves popular with nurse and patient

Nurses help patients to resume a normal routine by treating them at their workplace

Picture shows a practice nurse with a female patient.  Doncaster’s scheme to attract and keep practice nurses is part of a growing trend across the country.

General practice nursing plan to avert workforce crisis is fabulous, says lead nurse

Doncaster plan to attract and keep practice nurses is part of trend across the country

Diabetes nurses at Solent NHS Trust have developed a tool to support community nurses caring for housebound patients with diabetes

Meet the nurses transforming diabetes care in the community

Trust's new scoring tool radically transforms diabetes care for housebound patients

Picture of Nahla Walker (centre), with nurses Helen Drury (left) and Joanne Leivesley. When Nahla, aged six, told them she wanted to be a nurse, they ordered a special outfit for her with the name badge ‘Nurse in training’.

Celebrating 30 years of Primary Health Care

Nurses have quietly made a difference to people's lives amid shifting policy initiatives

Obesity and overweight is more common in nurses than other professional groups, research has found

Why being an overweight nurse matters - and what to do about it

Management support and simple steps can make a big difference to a growing problem

Free
Image shows RCNi nurse award-winner Janine McKnight-Cowan

The 2020 RCNi Nurse Awards can give you and your specialty a life-changing boost

2019 Community and general practice nursing category winner on life after the award

Opinion

Free
Two older people going through a video consultation on a smart phone. Consultations can now take place via video call over the internet. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: how to protect people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Those with COPD should self-isolate to avoid infection, but nurses can provide care remotely

Free
Children during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: how it is affecting children and what nurses can do to help

Children may be anxious during the crisis, particularly when attending hospital

Free
COVID-19: illustration showing how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

COVID-19: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

Blurring organisational boundaries and how we share information are among the changes

Students

Free
Shopping volunteer delivering supplies

COVID-19: how a neighbourhood volunteer scheme is teaching me about leadership

One nursing student is coordinating a network of support for vulnerable community members

Confidentiality illustration

Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Family planning

The compassionate care given in abortion clinics is what nursing is all about

Marie Stopes UK says placements can help nursing students understand non-judgemental care

Careers

Picture of Caitriona O’Neill, who talks about her work with Accelerate, a wound and lymphoedema community interest company in East London.

Director of community service and lymphoedema

Caitriona O’Neill talks about her work at a community interest company

Picture of military advanced nurse practitioner Lynda Mathias, a clinical staff officer in the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel, who describes some of the challenges she has faced

Military advanced nurse practitioner

Army clinical staff officer Lynda Mathias describes some of the challenges she has faced

illustration show figure behind three masks graded by size

Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

Jobs