Nursing in Practice looks at the routes to leadership for practice nurses in our January issue.

As care increasingly shifts towards the community, experts say the voices of practice nurses must be heard. But is general practice doing enough to listen

Speaking to role models across the board, we find out about a new scheme helping practice nurses take their careers in new directions and recognise leadership within themselves.      

Elsewhere, we consider whether stress is leading to the decline of health visiting. A sharp fall in health visitor numbers is putting strain on the service with many struggling to cope and some even giving up the profession – including one former health visitor told us she quit after the job became ‘unmanageable’.

In our clinical section, we explore how to identify and treat psoriasis, and argue the case for using group consultations in diabetes care to benefit patients.