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The General Practice Nurse Education Network.

The GPNEN is dedicated to excellence in General Practice Nursing and Education. This network is part of a number of initiatives arising from the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan and is funded by the National Garden Scheme.

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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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Nurse writing notes

Diabetes and Cancer Risks

Dr Pawan Randev | Blog | No Comments
People with Type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of developing breast, endometrial and bowel cancers. In the UK, cancer is now the most common cause of death among people with diabetes. Despite this, people with diabetes are less likely…
Two people walking in a winter garden with their dogs

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Visiting Gardens Year-Round

Hanna Mountford | News | No Comments
New research published by the National Garden Scheme, confirms the important health benefits that visiting a garden in the darkest days of winter can provide. “Visits to our snowdrop and spring flower gardens are always a popular start to the…
Healthcare professional checking ECG results

Calling All General Practice Nurses: Share Your Insights to Enhance Heart Failure Care

Hanna Mountford | News | No Comments
In a collaborative effort to enhance the care for individuals diagnosed with heart failure, the NHSE Nursing Directorate has partnered with the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH). Since June last year, various task and finish groups have been diligently…
Little girls is being vaccinated

National MMR Vaccine Call and Recall – Information for Practice Nurses

Hanna Mountford | News | No Comments
Vaccine uptake rates have been declining in England in recent years and there have been measles outbreaks. MMR vaccination is one of the safest and most effective ways to protect individuals from the virus and its consequences. To assure best…