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Too few primary care nurses with leadership roles involved in service delivery decisions

Nurses’ Voice network seeks to help primary care nurses develop their careers

Nurses’ Voice network seeks to help primary care nurses develop their careers

Too little ‘clear, visible’ nursing leadership is threatening nurses’ future in primary care, argues one nurse working to improve nursing provision in the community.

Joanne Loades

Independent nurse consultant and specialist in cardiovascular disease Joanne Loades is at the helm of a new national network working to raise the profile of primary care nursing.

Along with colleague Michaela Nuttall, Ms Loades is helping to lead on the Nurses’ Voice network, a new project funded by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC).

This project aims to improve the voice of nurses working across primary care in key policy making, and to develop and monitor action after the publication of national documents.

‘Primary care nurses we have spoken to feel that nurses don’t have a seat


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