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General practice nursing: new website aims to boost recruitment to the specialty

The online resource also supports education and career development in the role
Nurse looking at the general practice nurse education network website

The online resource also supports education and career development in the role

A website for general practice nurses (GPNs) has been launched to encourage more people to join the specialty.

The General Practice Nurse Education Network website is part of NHS Englands GPN Ten Point Plan, which was published in 2017 to recognise and develop the role.

Signposting opportunities and support available

The resource enables nursing students and nurses to learn about opportunities in general practice, as well as the support available to help them embark on a GPN career.

The website, developed by The Queens Nursing Institute (QNI), also provides an A-Z of clinical skills and offers educational resources for professional development.

Raising the profile of general practice nursing

Queens Nurse Angie Hack, who led the websites

The online resource also supports education and career development in the role


The General Practice Nurse Education Network website. Picture: iStock

A website for general practice nurses (GPNs) has been launched to encourage more people to join the specialty.

The General Practice Nurse Education Network website is part of NHS England’s GPN Ten Point Plan, which was published in 2017 to recognise and develop the role.

Signposting opportunities and support available

The resource enables nursing students and nurses to learn about opportunities in general practice, as well as the support available to help them embark on a GPN career.

The website, developed by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), also provides an A-Z of clinical skills and offers educational resources for professional development.

Raising the profile of general practice nursing

Queen’s Nurse Angie Hack, who led the website’s development, said: ‘The structure of this open resource has been informed and appraised by clinically based GPNs, evidencing the need for this resource.

‘The website contributes to raising the profile of GPNs and encouraging the recruitment of nurses to the specialty. It is also the host site for the Association of Academic General Practice Nurse Educators.’

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman said: ‘A career in general practice nursing provides an opportunity to work as an independent practitioner but also as part of a multidisciplinary team in general practice, serving a population of all ages in the local community.

‘Visitors to the website will find out about starting a career in general practice nursing and, once in that role, can learn more about clinical skills and opportunities for professional development.’

A spokesperson for NHS England, which funded the online resource, said: ‘We are very glad to have been able to support the development of this website, which is another important step in delivering the GPN Ten Point Plan.’


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