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Writing for publication is not as difficult as it may seem if contributors follow some simple ground rules


Primary Health Care aims to inform and to encourage critical reflection among nurses working in the community by publishing articles with clear implications for practice.


We welcome contributions to the journal, including opinion, resources, features, continuing professional development and careers. Articles should be informative, have something new to say or offer a fresh approach to an old subject, challenge current thought or practice, predict future trends or review current thinking. One of the best ways of understanding how to write articles is to read a selection of those already published in Primary Health Care. They can be literature reviews, original research, descriptions of practice or case studies. We also welcome letters to the editor. Primary Health Care also seeks to encourage new authors - do not think writing for publication is too difficult or that no one will want to read what you have to say. You may have several reasons for wanting to publish. You may want to share knowledge and advance your field of practice, or to disseminate important findings or opinions, or even to contribute to topical policy debates.


Contact the editor if you would like to discuss your ideas. Email the editor, Julie Sylvester at or telephone 020 8423 1066.

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