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District nursing in the digital age, transforming district and community nursing

District nursing in the digital age, transforming district and community nursing

Almost 200 district and community nurses attended the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s (QNI) conference ‘district nursing in the digital age’ in London on 16 February.

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Research claims women can be incentivised not to smoke during pregnancy

Research claims women can be incentivised not to smoke during pregnancy

A new study from researchers at universities in Glasgow and Stirling and published in the British Medical Journal claims that providing incentives such as shopping vouchers to pregnant women can encourage them not to smoke.

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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.

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'.

Recent journal articles

How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?

How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?

In each issue of JCN we ask a clinical expert in a particular field to take a look at a therapy area and examine some everyday problems that community nurses may experience. In this issue, we investigate leg ulcer management.......

Nursing skills: learning the community way

Nursing skills: learning the community way

Student nurses have always learnt from qualified staff, in the past on the wards under matron and more recently on placement fro university. With job opportunities for nurses growing ever-more varied, Emily Carney explains what it was like to spend some time with a tissue viability team in Worcester...

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.