New editor for Journal of General Practice Nursing

20th September 2017

Education for Health Education Lead Rhian Last is taking over editorship of the Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN).

Rhian LastThe journal, published in association with Education for Health, was launched in May 2015. Founding editor and former Education for Health chief executive Monica Fletcher recently handed over the reins to Rhian.

Rhian, whose portfolio at Education for Health spans Leadership, Reducing Risk of Long Term Conditions, Personalised Care for Long Term Conditions and also recognition, diagnosis and support for people with Dementia to live well, said:

“I was approached to consider the position of journal editor and was very flattered. I have written for a range of journals as part of my career and I look forward to the challenge of being an editor. The Journal of General Practice Nursing is an excellent publication and it’s available free to practice nurses.

“This is a very exciting time for general practice nurses as our role evolves, and an exciting time for me to lead our editorial board. I am keen to see us focus on the challenges of modern general practice nursing, and support those challenges with clinical updates, and tools for revalidation and continuing professional development.”

In addition to her twin roles at Education for Health and GPN, Rhian has worked as a practice nurse in an inner city practice for 20 years, is a Dementia Champion, a member of the National Clinical Commissioning Network, and a standing member of both the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee and of the RCGP Yorkshire Faculty Board, among other roles.

Journal of General Practice NursingShe is also a Guy Rotherham Award winner for her work in setting up nurse-run specialised clinics for patients with multiple long term conditions in a challenged inner city general practice surgery.

Binkie Mais, publisher of the Journal of General Practice Nursing, said:

“Here at GPN, we are delighted to welcome Rhian Last as the journal’s new editor-in-chief.

“Rhian has been an editorial board member since the journal first launched. Her interest and expertise in leadership, prevention of, and personalised care for, long-term conditions will ensure that the journal continues in its aim to provide free education and resources to help clinicians improve patient health and quality of life.”

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