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The man in the GP Waiting Room

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Safeguarding the health of the whole population Safeguarding the health of the whole population cannot be achieved unless there is universal coverage

The general practice nurse (GPN) and other members of the general practice have a crucial role to play in promoting health and preventing disease. Every encounter and consultation with patients and their families provides an opportunity to detect early warning signs that could prevent illness and disease. Making Every Contact Count is an evidence-based approach that aims to improve peoples health and wellbeing by helping them change their behaviour.1Every 24 hours the NHS comes into contact with more than a million people at moments that may reinforce the personal impact of ill health.2

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