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On a fast track into practice nursing

A training course aims to provide everything needed to prepare for a career as a practice nurse

A training course aims to provide everything needed to prepare for a career as a practice nurse

A fast-track training course for aspiring practice nurses is being piloted in Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

We want to be innovative and think about doing things differently, says Tina Swain, head of nursing and safeguarding at NHS Nene and NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG). We need to entice newly qualified nurses to come into primary care and see it as a career pathway.

In a scheme funded by NHS England and Health Education England, each county offers ten places targeted at newly qualified nurses, those returning to practice and those looking to move into primary care from other settings.

New way forward

Its still early days, but weve had some interesting applicants, says Ms Swain. Were hopeful it will be successful,

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