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What do general practice nurses do and how could I become one?

Find out about the broad scope of this autonomous, primary care role, the skills and qualifications required and the salary and working hours to expect

Find out about the broad scope of this autonomous, primary care role, the skills and qualifications required and the salary and working hours to expect

What is a general practice nurse?

A general practice nurse (GPN) is a registered nurse who works autonomously in general practice (GP) clinics as part of primary care.

We work mostly Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am and 7pm, depending on the surgery and the hours it is open. Some surgeries operate into the evenings and at weekends.

GPNs are a first point of call for patients. Our role is to prevent hospital admissions and keep patients as well as possible by providing health advice and empowering patients to manage their conditions,

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