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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

General Practice Survey 2020 published

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The QNI has published a survey – commissioned by NHS England – of nurses working in General Practice; it was carried out during the first wave of the pandemic in 2020. There were 3177 respondents to the survey (3157 from…

From an Idea to a Network: The GPN Student and Nurse Network

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We are three years since the General Practice Nurse Student and Nurse Network (GPNSNN) was created to support the delivery of the GPN 10-point plan with funding from NHS England. The super shiny team of ambassadors are now going from…

Black History Month – The Windrush Legacy

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Empire Windrush, Image via Jamaicans.com On the 22nd June 1948 a ship called the Empire Windrush set sail from Jamaica to dock at Tilbury, Essex. This was the first ship marking the arrivals, mainly from Jamaica, to the UK. The…

Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Long-Term Conditions

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As a practice nurse working in West Kent, I have been passionate about promoting the benefits of physical activity (PA) to my colleagues and patients. I have been working for Public Health England as a PA Clinical Champion (PACC) delivering…