Health Education England - A day in the life of a General Practice Nurse
The General Practice Forward View published in April 2016 pledged a major expansion of the primary care workforce which includes a £15 million investment to support General Practice Nurses (GPNs). Following this, in March 2017, Health Education England published the ‘General Practice Nursing Workforce Development Plan – Recognise, Rethink and Reform’which included a series of recommendations for organisations that can influence the GPN workforce. In response to these plans NHS England has developed ‘General Practice – Developing confidence, capability and capacity: a ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing’ which describes the changes required to improve recruitment and retention, and encourage the return of nurses to general practice careers:
Local initiatives for General Practice Nurse Development
Point 3: Increase the number of pre-registration placements in General Practice.
- Norfolk & Waveney GPN Development – Student Placement FAQ
Point 4: Establish inductions and preceptorships.
Point 6: Embed and deliver a radical upgrade in prevention.
- Public Health England All Our Health Framework
- Public Health England All Our Health e-Learning Resources
Point 9: Develop healthcare support worker (HCSW), apprenticeship and nursing associate career pathways.
Point 10: Improve retention.
- Norfolk & Waveney GPN Development – Careers Plus FAQ
Norfolk and Waveney GPN Development Team
In Norfolk and Waveney we have a small team delivering a range of projects that support each of the points within the national plan at a local level. This team includes nurses working in General Practice as well as project management and administrative support. Click here to view the local GPN Development Team contact details.