HCA, GPN and ANP Competencies
As services move more to Primary Care and away from Hospitals, the role of nurses within General Practice is becoming more important.
Below are links to sites offering information and videos that you may find useful.
District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework This is a useful document for both nurses and employers which outlines the expectations of the role and the education that should underpin (GPN information starts at page 89).
RCGP Nursing Competency Framework . Please click here to complete the RCGP Competency Framework
In 2020 the Core Capabilities Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (Nurses) Working in General Practice / Primary Care in England ACP-Primary-Care-Nurse-Fwk-2020.pdf was published commissioned by NHSE/I. “This framework sets a standard and offers the opportunity for practitioners to develop and evidence their knowledge and skills, enabling the highest standards of practice as well as providing a structure for career and role development within primary care.” Skills for Health 2020
Structure of the framework
The framework comprises 4 Domains. Within the Domains, 13 Capabilities describes the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for nurses working at the advanced clinical practice level. The Capabilities are underpinned by core indicative knowledge, key clinical presentations, investigations and referrals. It aligns with the requirements for clinical practice set out in the Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (HEE 2017). Skills for Health (2020)