It’s that time of year again. New Year – time for resolutions, many of which are associated with health. Personal New Year’s resolutions are often about losing weight, getting fit or eating more healthily. All good news for cardiovascular health, the focus of BJPCN. But, as primary care nurses, we could have broader new year’s resolutions, affecting our clinical practice and efforts to improve the health of our patients. Persuading anyone – including ourselves – to change behaviour in an effort to improve health can be challenging at the best of times. The answer seems to be to just take one small step at a time – one that you know you can repeat with ease. Don’t attempt a revolution. In this issue, we offer a range of ideas that you could adopt as ‘new year resolutions’ for your practice – or even yourself!