Who will fly the flag for general practice nurses?
The latest pay rise for NHS nurses will seem even more unfair for general practice nurses, but their concerns are being listened to writes chair of the RCN general practice nursing forum Marie Therese Massey
Are you familiar with the aims of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View and the ten-point action plan for general practice nursing? I would like to think that all general practice nurses (GPNs) are.
Recruitment and retention to the GPN workforce have been prioritised and embedded into these initiatives. A body of community education provider networks (CEPNs) has been tasked with growing the workforce and you may well be involved in this – by mentoring nursing students.
But addressing the need for more GPNs is by no means the only strategy being undertaken by the government to meet the challenges of the shift towards care closer...