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New to Practice

If you have or are looking to recruit a new General Practice Nurse (GPN) and they have limited or no general practice experience the New to practice course would be ideal. Within 24 months all key topics covered from Cytology to Immunisations and Vaccinations. 

HED have fully funded course places available for January 2021 and September 2021 starts. 

It aims to prepare registered nurses who have not worked in general practice before to have a baseline competence in the General Practice Nursing (GPN) role through both theoretical and practice learning. This will allow employers in the future to expect a safe, competence practice nurse and a certain level of consistency in terms of knowledge, skills and competence.

This programme was shortlisted for a Health Services Journal Award - Workforce category in 2014.

This programme incorporates academic learning and work based learning and includes key clinical skills required for General Practice Nursing which include venepuncture, ear care, wound management and cervical cytology.

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Fellowship 2021-22 / Operational Guidance Download pdf (239.33 KB)