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The General Practice Nurse Education Network.

The GPNEN is dedicated to excellence in General Practice Nursing and Education. The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has been funded by NHS England to develop a network to support General Practice Nurses. This network is part of a number of initiatives arising from the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan.

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How do I become a General Practice Nurse?

This section provides information on becoming a General Practice Nurse and associated links.

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Clinical Resources

Quick access to an A-Z of clinical resources and web links.

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General Practice Nurse Educational Resources

Education resources and relevant publications including General Practice Nurse standards.

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The QNI operates an educational grants programme for community nurses to enhance their clinical knowledge.

The QNI can support nurses up to and including band 6 (or equivalent) who are in need of financial assistance to further their education.

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News / Events / Blog
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Catching Cancer at an Early Stage

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Catching cancer earlier is one of the most effective ways to improve survival. It means patients can receive treatment sooner, making it more likely the cancer can be cured. The NHS Long Term Plan sets the ambition that, by 2028,…

Continuing to Develop Educators for SCPHN and SPQ students

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The Institute for Health and Social Care (IHSC) at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) firmly believes that Specialist Practice Supervisors and Specialist Practice Assessors (previously called Community Practice Teachers), have the expert knowledge and skills that are central to ensuring the…

And on to my project…

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In applying for a Topol Fellowship, I wanted to address two of the big problems I faced when the pandemic struck. First, when Covid temporarily closed the Practice doors, I worried about how I would continue to see my patients,…

My Journey from Return to Practice to General Practice Nursing

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In January 2013, for the first time, my NMC licence to practice as a registered nurse lapsed. Circumstances had made nursing, and shift work in particular, very difficult. However, during those seven years out of practice I never felt that…