Burnout: has COVID-19 pushed undervalued and stressed general practice nurses too far?
Demand for general practice services has increased during the pandemic and staff burnout and retention are becoming a national emergency
- General practice nurses have been keeping face-to-face services going throughout the pandemic, often with scant workplace support
- Many are running and staffing vaccination centres across the UK as demand for other practice services increase
- Newly qualified nurses asked to work for little more than national minimum wage
General practice nurses may not have received the attention or plaudits that some of their NHS colleagues have, but they have been front and centre of the pandemic fight.
Not only are they staffing and running vaccination centres across the UK, but
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