Digital solutions to the challenges of primary care Crystal Oldman discusses how digital solutions improve the care that primary nurses can offer When a statistic becomes a tragedy Suicide awareness and intervention should be as fundamental to nursing as basic life support. A nurse's intervention could literally save a life. Curing the ignorance around hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a rarity among public health issues – one we can eliminate in a relatively short amount of time. Celebrating those within the NHS and outside of it It was the 70th anniversary of the NHS on 5 July 2018 and many NHS organisations celebrated with their staff The Past and Future of the NHS This summer feels like Britain has got some of its optimism back, and the 70th birthday of the NHS has given us a genuine national moment 2 comments Where next for the NMC? With registration fees having risen by 58% at a time when NHS pay has been painfully squeezed, editor Mike Shallcross discusses the future of the NMC. A plea to be taxed for the NHS We shouldn't just reintroduce the nursing bursary, but also double its recipients 1 comment A welcome shot in the arm for district nursing services A improvement resource for the district nursing service is particularly welcome, at a time when there is a greater demand for the service and a diminishing number of district nurses working in the community 2 comments Break the silence: it’s time to take on tinnitus ??Tinnitus is a very common condition, which can be very distressing for those that experience it, so this month’s sees our tinnitus awareness week to help raise its public profile ‘The GP in the home’: the vital role of district nurses Crystal Oldman discusses the vital work of district nurses as universities close their courses 4 comments Why we should prioritise the mental health of nurses This year’s World Mental Health Day is bigger than ever, with more and more voices chiming in with all the right messages about the need to raise awareness, look after our own mental health and improve services and support Non-standardised infection prevention breeds confusion We can help make sure that no person is harmed by a preventable infection The challenges of caring for an island community It is hard enough on the mainland to benchmark services and innovations against neighbouring providers Charlie Gard highlights the scarcity of healthcare resources His case reflects exemplifies the perils of undervaluing wider healthcare teams away from the front line Time to talk about psychological trauma Crystal Oldman on how trauma can affect health outcomes The bright future of nursing leadership The QNI has begun its leadership programme 2 comments When politics and care collide No matter who wins the NHS faces more years of austerity, as none of the main political parties is promising to spend enough to close the gap 1 comment Use the election to put an end to the NHS pay cap The 1% pay cap is not good enough, writes Jon Skewes Support networks are vital for healthcare professionals and patient outcomes Working in a small team in a large healthcare organisation can sometimes lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness 3 comments When was the last time you completed an adverse drug reaction yellow card? Since 1964, the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme has received more than 800,000 reports of suspected Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) Primary Care Homes point to the future of local healthcare There has been much debate and discussion about the development of new service models in the community 1 comment Common bonds bring nurses together Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life General practice nurses are the key to empowering patients You, the practice nurse, have fabulous opportunities to improve health. You are often the clinician with the most continuity and expertise in caring for people with long term conditions (LTCs) Your views will help the NHS improve community nursing Within the QNI networks, there has for some time been a growing level of concern about the capacity and organisation of the community nursing workforce to meet the needs of the changing profile of our population Children will benefit from having a happier dad We cannot change the male psyche of pride and shame. If they don’t come to us, how do we go to them?