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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

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…

Brief conversations in primary care are a golden opportunity to boost health

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Recent research from the NIHR encourages primary care staff to make the most of consultations. The big topics in public health – obesity, alcohol, smoking, and mental health – can be raised in even the shortest conversations. The research suggests…

My Topol journey

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So my Topol journey had begun. In my experience the first day is always totally daunting. It’s the one where you meet the other fellows, convince yourself that you are the least worthy to be there and wonder what you…

I’m Far Too Old for this Covid-19 Business!

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This is the story of how a time-served General Practice Nurse who, by thinking differently and embracing technology, faced down the challenge to provide continuity in patient care during the Covid-19 Pandemic. About me Based in the North West of…