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It’s high time we sing the praises of general practice nurses

General practice nurses go the extra mile, innovate and make the best use of resources to provide better patient experiences, despite staff shortages
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General practice nurses go the extra mile, innovate and make the best use of resources to provide better patient experiences, despite staff shortages

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth . What would Miss Nightingale think of general practice as a nursing specialism?

I’m sure she would embrace its unique contribution to modern healthcare. Delivering care in or near to people’s homes has better health outcomes than a hospital admission for many patients.

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