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Why general practice makes a great clinical placement setting

What nursing students can expect from a placement in a GP surgery, advice on how to prepare to get the most from the experience – plus the transferable skills you will develop

What to expect from a placement in a GP surgery, advice on how to prepare to get the most from the experience – plus the transferable skills you will develop

I had a seven-week placement in general practice last year. I enjoyed this setting so much that I am aiming to become a general practice nurse (GPN).

There is a long-held myth that newly registered nurses cannot enter general practice on qualifying but this is not the case. In fact, there has been a real drive in recent years to encourage nurses new to the register to consider primary care as a first destination role, as outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.

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