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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

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…

Lloyd’s Story

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Below we hear from Lloyd Page, a Mencap volunteer, campaigner and author, about how he feels the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme from Hidden Disabilities can help. 'My name is Lloyd Page and I’m a volunteer for Mencap, a campaigner and author,…

Community Nurses at Forefront of Care for People with Long Covid

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The National Institute of Health Research has published its second review of ongoing or Long Covid. Living With Covid19 – a Dynamic Review of the Evidence on Ongoing Covid19 was published on 16 March 2021. ‘Long Covid’ can be a multi-system…

Help for General Practice Nurses in financial difficulty

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The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) has a financial assistance programme that can help General Practice Nurses, community nurses, health visitors, and other nurses in the community and social care who have been financially impacted by a life-changing event, illness, or…