In each issue, Independent Nurse analyses an issue relevant to nurses in primary care, related to a clinical update, legal or workforce policy. This year has seen a real variety in the issues that have faced nurses in primary care including: the pay freeze; a workforce shortage; and a re-evaluation of the roles nurses can play in alleviating the pressures on primary care and in some clinical areas.
The future of district nursing
Kathy Oxtoby explains the QNI’s assessment of the state of district nursing education and what it means
A new dawn for practice nursing?
A new plan aims to address a predicted shortage of nurses in general practice
The real cost of the pay cap
Exclusive research for Independent Nurse found that the pay cap could be mortally wounding the NHS
The crisis in classrooms
A new report highlights the strain of mental health in schools
Sepsis: the silent killer
Primary care nurses have poweful potential to prevent death from sepsis, writes Alex Turnbull