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The magazine for primary care and community nursing

Breaking news, expert opinion, clinical best practice

Independent Nurse is the essential magazine for primary care and community nurses. It publishes evidence-based clinical features focused on the needs of frontline nurses, and practical resources that inform readers’ professional development. It also includes analysis and opinion on the most important news stories affecting the NHS.

What’s included?  Comprehensive coverage of key news stories  Diagnosis, treatment and prescribing advice  Guidance on education and careers

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IN THIS ISSUE News London GPs switch to electronic prescription Every practice will change over to this service in a bid to save time and resources p4 News HIV tests available over the counter Are these expensive kits making up for cuts in free testing? p4 Clinical Journals Mark Greener details the latest clinical studies relevant to primary care nurses p14 Clinical Addressing colic Elizabeth Tinsley discusses how to spot and treat this condition in infants p17 Professional The healthy man project A new initiative focused on improving physical health for men with psychotic illness p33


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For primary care and community nurses

For primary care and community nurses

IN THIS ISSUE News More investment in training needed Nurse apprenticeships come under scrutiny from the RCN p4 News Sexual assault victims offered life-long care Counselling will now be available to all victims p4 News Service reforms ‘desperately needed’ NHS think tanks have written to the prime minister demanding a long-term funding settlement p5 Clinical Journals Mark Greener rounds up the latest research from health care journals p12 Professional Diabetes training Ruth Miller explains how she designed a programme to improve standards in diabetes care p32

Treating encephalitis in primary care settings This complex and potentially fatal condition can also leave patients with permanent brain injury. Here’s what primary care nurses need to know about encephalitis, and its aftermath p24

Iodine deficiency: Britain’s hidden nutrition crisis Sara Patience provides important information on this vital mineral, the best sources of it and how nurses can ensure that their patients eat more of it p28


Events and training for primary care nurses p35

NEWS FOCUS: Why are sexual health services struggling? p8 Gestational diabetes mellitus: causes and management p15 How to treat overactive bladder syndrome p19

NEWS FOCUS:How social media affects mental health p10 Dysphagia: addressing medication difficulties p20 Answering parents’ questions on childhood atopic eczema p29

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