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Unsafe prescribing putting hundreds of asthma patients at risk

Unsafe prescribing putting hundreds of asthma patients at risk

A report from Asthma UK has highlighted the scale of unsafe asthma prescribing in the UK. The National Review of Asthma Deaths last year attributed nearly half of those in primary care to incorrect prescribing. This prompted Asthma UK to investigate data from over 500 UK practices.†

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NICE shelve project to ensure safe ratio of staff to patients

NICE shelve project to ensure safe ratio of staff to patients

It has just been revealed that NICE have abandoned its project to look into the ratios of staff needed to guarantee patient safety in various healthcare settings, including community services.†

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Journals and supplements

Journal of Community Nursing (JCN)

Journal of Community Nursing (JCN)

Since 1978 the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) has been providing education, information and training to community nurses within the UK, and globally, in areas such as continence care, wound care, skin care, chronic conditions, to name but a few.

Wound Care Today

Wound Care Today

Although dressings and innovative products are vital, what patients really need is a workforce of well-educated clinicians who understand how to put a patient on the path to a healed wound.

Wound Care Today is packed full of practice-based articles written by expert clinicians, as well as seeking out opinion pieces from people working on the ground today.

Skin care today

Skin care today

Collaboratively predominate distributed outsourcing rather than process-centric partnerships. Compellingly disintermediate multifunctional convergence for cross-unit e-tailers. Collaboratively scale customized deliverables vis-a-vis business manufactured products.

Supplements and other resources

Supplements and other resources

To help you in your day-to-day practice, JCN 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

The community matronís role in providing end-of-life care

The community matronís role in providing end-of-life care

The phasing out of the Liverpool Care Pathway and the introduction of the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying Peopleís (LACDPís) five priorities of care has enabled clinicians working in end-of-life care to step back and re-evaluate their practice (LACDP, 2014). The review of end-of-life care ...

Managing and preventing acute exacerbations of COPD in the community

Managing and preventing acute exacerbations of COPD in the community

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition commonly seen in the community, with symptoms including breathlessness, chronic cough and wheezing. There is much that community nurses can do to support COPD patients through an acute exacerbation (AECOPD) and to optimise their care when s...

Thinking of writing for JCN?

If you are thinking of writing an article for publication in the Journal of Community Nursing,
click here to download a copy of our Guidelines for Authors document. This contains all the information you will need to make your submission.