Issue 14
Practice

Social prescribing is really a thing! Initially dismissed as a construct for those patients no-one knew what to do with, the benefits are begining to show.

Whether it's swimming or a language class, simple options can reap amazing health outcomes.

In this article, first published on the Health-Care Arena website (https://healthcare-arena.co.uk) and reproduced with kind permission, Dr Dinah Parhams outlines what it is and how it works.


Issue 10
Practice

In my recent editorial ‘In, Out, Shake it All About’ (Issue 8: https://pcnr.co.uk/articles/249/in-out-in-out-shake-it-all-about), I postulated that the revalidation process was likely to be a bit unwieldy. On a personal note, as I am self-employed, I was worried about finding someone to have my reflective discussion with and someone to sign off all the paperwork. Fortunately, a colleague came to the rescue and offered to do both jobs (see, a nurse multi-tasking again). 

In return, I agreed to write about my experience of revalidation. So here goes…


Issue 10
Education & Societies

Want to know what RCN NI is doing for you? Read all about it here.


Issue 10
Education & Societies

Want to know what RCN England is doing for you? Read about it here.


Issue 9
Comment & Opinion

The New Year bought with it some excellent news for our PCNR Editor, Deborah Glover. 

She's way too modest to write about it herself so it's up to me your publisher, to do the decent thing. Now all I have to do is spread this far and wide through social media before she deletes it...

 


Issue 6
Comment & Opinion

In March, NHS Change Day events took place across the country. In this article, Joan Pons Laplana describes how it can work for you.


Issue 6
Practice

Exudate management is a challenge in chronic wound healing. Too much will delay healing, as will too little. But how much is too much? Do we fully understand what it does? In this article, Sylvie Hampton provides some answers.


Issue 8
Out Of The Ordinary

When you watch Countdown, are you better at the word games or does the maths game make you sqeal with excitement? Ever wondered what happens to all those stats you send to 'the beast'?

Well, Jon Hannah of NHSIQ, reveals all. Jon or a member of his team, will be a regular contributor to PCNR, keeping us up to date with developments and news.


Issue 2
Comment and Opinion

Continence (or rather, incontinence) was a taboo subject for many years; it became the 'butt-end' of many comedians’ jokes, living in the same realm as sexual innuendo. In this opinion piece, Frank Booth, a retired usrology nurse specialist, reflects that despiteattitudes towards this subject relaxing somewhat, community nurses still have to help and support patients living with incontinence.


Issue 9
Policy and Management

The first of these three articles commissioned by Healthcare Arena (https://healthcare-arena.co.uk/) outlined the history of spending on the NHS. In this article, Michael Withers explores how the NHS may (or may not!) be fixed.