Analysis of some 50,000 people by Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists has revealed why some smokers never develop lung disease, while others who have never touched a cigarette in their lives still go on to develop respiratory disorders. By looking at both smokers and non-smokers, those with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (an umbrella term for bronchitis and emphysema), they discovered how elements in our DNA can help to reduce the risk of COPD — with genes affecting how lungs grow and react to damage.Read more
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Speaking about the future of community nursing at the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) annual conference in central London today, chief nursing officer for England, Jane Cummings, told conference that although the 6Cs were not universally popular most people tell her that they are useful, insisting that: ‘The plan is to keep 6Cs at heart of care.’Read more
Journals and supplements
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.
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.
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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'.
Here is a list of all of the current Posters available on the site. Click on the link to download.
Recent journal articles
In each issue of the Journal of Community Nursing we investigate a hot topic currently affecting our readers. Here, Jason Beckford-Ball looks at the public sector pay announcements in the recent budget and asks the question......
Linda Harris is a podiatrist with vast experience of community practice. She is currently working with the John Lewis Partnership....
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.