This website is intended for healthcare professionals

Dementia: recognition and cognitive testing in community and primary care settings

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2018) guideline, amongst many other things, recommends people thought to have dementia receive timely access to an assessment with the...

Navigating cultural competence in district nursing

The UK is evolving in its cultural diversity, and although the terms ‘culture’ and ‘religion’ are closely linked, what they stand for individually, differs. Culture is the body of knowledge in...

Assessment and management of fractures

When assessing a patient following a fall or trip in the community setting, a rapid assessment should be undertaken to determine if urgent intervention is needed due to immediate life-threatening...

Mental health in the community: part two

In terms of policy, the Mental Health Implementation Plan was set up in 2019, with objectives for reaching numerous outcomes by 2024 (NHS England, 2019). It is important to be aware of what the future...

Sleep and insomnia

‘Circadian rhythms reflect molecular oscillators in the brain, which interact with behavioural and environmental cycles promoting sleep during night time. However, environmental changes such as...

The benefits of joining a professional association

What could I possibly get out of joining a professional association?! Not so long ago, that is what I remember thinking. As nurses, whatever our role, we all have huge demands on our time (and...

Storytelling in palliative and end-of-life care

The recent pandemic has highlighted the importance of letting patients, relatives and healthcare professionals alike, share their stories on the impact COVID-19 has had on death and dying across...

Support to prevent older people from becoming housebound through mutual aid among residents: a qualitative study

In this study, the authors interviewed welfare commissioners engaged in health support activities for older people in the community and identified issues in the efforts to provide support to prevent...

Family carers' administration of injectable medications at the end of life: a service evaluation of a novel intervention

The service evaluation utilised quality improvement methods to understand the implementation and outcomes of the procedure, identify opportunities for strengthening and monitoring patient safety...

Night-time compression: a valuable addition to the lymphoedema management toolkit

The recommended treatment of lymphoedema is based on a decongestive lymphoedema therapy (DLT), which is composed of two phases: an intensive phase, combining manual lymphatic drainage, multilayer...

Venous eczema: more than just a rash

Venous eczema is a rash that affects the skin of the lower legs (Gawkrodger, 2006). It is not caused by any infection (non-infective) and does not cause the affected area to swell (non-inflammatory);...

How pancreatic cancer impacts carers in the UK: why do we know so little?

The term ‘carer’ can be used to describe any individual who provides unpaid care to another person in day-to-day life (NHS England, 2022). Carers' support can be practical, emotional, financial, and...

Why choose British Journal of Community Nursing?

British Journal of Community Nursing provides clinical education dedicated to nursing in the home. Our goal is to help you develop your skills, improve your practice and manage cases more effectively.

What's included

  • Evidence-based best practice

  • Peer-reviewed research

  • Focus on elderly care and long-term conditions

  • CPD support

Subscriptions start:

From £13.25 GBP