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It’s official. The NHS needs to change … but how?

It’s official. The NHS needs to change … but how?

The NHS Five Year Plan: Policy in Practice conference will explore the details of The Five Year Forward View (5YFV), a blueprint created by the NHS for future NHS renewal. Delegates will hear how these visionary proposals, produced by a coalition of interested parties, can support quality services and sustain the NHS during the coming years. 

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Cold weather advice released in run-up to Christmas

Cold weather advice released in run-up to Christmas

Public Health England has released advice for community healthcare workers to give to patients and people who may be vulnerable as the weather is set to get colder over the Christmas period.

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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

Breathlessness in the community: part two — management

Breathlessness in the community: part two — management

The first part of this two-part series on breathlessness (JCN 28(5): 83–90) looked at the emotional and physical distress and social isolation caused by the condition for both patients and their families, as well as examining the assessment of the condition. Refractory breathlessness, i.e. that whic...

Could you be a Queen’s Nurse?

Could you be a Queen’s Nurse?

The title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) is open to all community nurses who want to demonstrate their commitment to client/patient-centred values and continually improving practice. Find out more....

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.