Welcome to

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

How a Nurse-led General Practice adapted to Covid-19: A Reflection

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Nurse Practitioner Carol Sears writes about how her Practice adapted to the Pandemic Arriving home from New Zealand at the end of February after a wonderful four-week holiday visiting our daughter we were of the general concern about the ‘flu’…

General Practice Nursing – The Hidden Opportunities

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Queen’s Nurse Kim Ball writes about the career that opened up to her once she became a General Practice Nurse. General practice nursing as a career is hugely understated; throughout my nurse training the ethos was that newly qualified nurses…

Test and Trace and Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Service 111 Team

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Queen's Nurse Nina Tidey talks about her experience of Test and Trace during the Covid-19 pandemic I first heard of the Test and Trace clinical contact tracer role and Covid-19 clinical advisor role via the return to NHS scheme. My…

Voluntary Standards for New GPNs Published

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The QNI has published new voluntary standards of education and practice for nurses who are embarking on a career in General Practice Nursing. The new standards have been designed to provide a contemporary and structured overview of expected best practice,…