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Professional Resource Centre

Professional Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Professional Resource Centre aims to provide you with the latest updates in professional issues related to pay, clinical skills, career development and employment.

With the responsibilities of the primary care nurse increasing and the new requirement for nurses to be educated to degree level, extra support and recognition are vital for all professionals working in this setting. The coalition’s NHS reforms have provided extra challenges and the work of the primary care nurse, in the GP practice or in the community, is a key part of the drive for better public health.

Latest professional news

23.05.17: For the first time, the NHS has commissioned a health app to help patients with type 2 diabetes.
22.05.17: Primary headache disorders are extremely disabling and highly prevalent. They place a significant demand on NHS resources and are an enormous financial cost to the UK economy.
19.05.17: The Royal College of Nursing has responded to the Conservative Party over its 'failure' to send a speaker to this year's RCN Congress.
17.05.17: GP practices and other NHS services around England which were forced to close for several days following the 'cyber attack' on the NHS computer system, have now reopened.
12.05.17: A major cyber attack on the NHS computer system has shut down GP practices around England.

Latest professional clinical articles

Thursday 4 May 2017
The primary care nurse is vital in the early detection and management of children and young people who are depressed. The nurse could potentially be the first point of contact when a parent, education or social care professional is concerned about a young person’s mental health.
Friday 28 April 2017
NHS England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings on nursing associates, the nursing bursary and why everyone should be grateful to practice nurses.
Tuesday 18 April 2017
The recovery approach to care is applicable for patients with life-changing conditions; whether physical or mental
Thursday 13 April 2017
Why is pay for practice nurses so variable and what can they do to negotiate a raise?
Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.

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Thursday 20 January 2011
Practices are being expected to do more with the same or fewer resources. Effectively managing same-day appointments is becoming more important than ever, and nursing teams are being expected to play an ever greater role, say Jeremy Dale and Lynn Shrimpton

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