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General Practice Nurse

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The role of nurses in general practice has changed and evolved in the last 20 years and many of the activities undertaken traditionally by GPs are now undertaken by nurses. The role development has also been shaped by clinical, patient demand and workforce issues.

The GPN role plays an important part in the provision of care to patients and is essential for the sustainability of general practice.

NHS -  General Practice Nurse Specialty Training. A new approach to GP nursing

  -  Nurses in General Practice: What they do and why they matter . (Research commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement and carried out by Sonnet Advisory & Impact CIC . The full report can be read here.)

Skills for Health -  Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

Being a General Practice Nurse.


Please follow the links below to view films about being a General Practice Nurse:

For further advice please contact

E Learning for Advanced Clinical Practice

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Useful Links and Publications

GPN Fellowship Programme

RCN -  Join the Royal College of Nursing

QNI -  The Queens Nursing Institute

Recruitment and retention in general practice nursing: What about pay? (

Free Resources for Nurses and Midwives NHS Knowledge and Library Services has produced a quick reference guide for nurses and midwives, in the community and in GP practice teams. There is support for nurses right through their career, offering support to develop, stay up to date, make decisions and give patients the best care possible.

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