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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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Nurse-led Innovation Projects

Since 1990 The QNI has funded around 350 innovative projects across the whole range of community nursing specialisms in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sharing the results of these projects helps us to drive improvements in knowledge and practice. Often, these funded projects become part of mainstream services.

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My General Practice Nursing Fellowship Experience

Grace Rushmere | Blog | No Comments
As a student nurse, I always had an inkling I wanted to work within primary care. I must admit, initially it was the work-life balance and the thought of no weekend or night shifts that appealed to me. However, during…

ARRS Workforce Impact Survey 

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The QNI has opened a new online survey on the impact of the ARRS (Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme) on the General Practice Nursing Workforce.  The survey is for Registered Nurses working in General Practice, in England only.   The ARRS…

The Aquarium – how Student Nurses are Improving Access to Primary Care for Patients with Learning Disabilities

Maggi Bradley | Blog | No Comments
Have you ever had that sinking feeling that you’re not doing all you can to help a patient in your care? Working in Primary Care is never short of variety; one moment you’re assessing an Asthma patient who’s experienced an…

General Practice Nursing as a newly qualified nurse and undertaking the GPN Fellowship and GPN Foundation course

Magenta Franklin | Blog | No Comments
I am currently on the two-year GPN Fellowship, and I wanted to write a blog of my experiences of going into primary care as a newly qualified nurse and my journey so far. I started my Nurse Degree Apprenticeship in…