Nurses are an important part of delivering care in general practice. An increasing shift of care from hospitals to general practice means that nursing has become an increasingly exciting career choice.
General practice nurses work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team, which might include GPs, Practice Managers, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Physician Associates, Social Prescribers and practice support staff.
In larger practices there may be several practice nurses sharing duties and responsibilities. In smaller practices a practice nurse may be working alone, taking on many roles.
Watch the animation which explains the role of a General Practice Nurse within the primary care team.
There are a range of roles in primary care nursing including Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates, GP Assistants, Practice Nurses and Advanced Clinical Practitioners. Read more »
Nurses are an important part of delivering care in general practice. An increasing shift of care from hospitals to general practice provides nurses with a really exciting career choice. This page provides more information on Nursing career pathways, training requirements, competencies and standards in General Practice Nursing.
The Greater Manchester General Practice Nurse Fellowships offer one session per week (pro rota) protected learning time over 2 years to support newly qualified nurse induction into practice. The Preceptorship enables newly qualified nurses to develop their confidence and skills as an autonomous professional. Read more »
Find out more about transitioning to primary care including the training requirements, competencies and standards in General Practice Nursing.
With further training and experience, practice nurses can apply for more senior roles, such as senior practice nurse/nurse practitioner and advanced nurse practitioner positions. It is also possible to become a clinical director of a primary care network. You could also move into education, management, teaching or clinical research. Read more »
Nursing is, very simply, a vital profession, essential to everyone’s health, and our society. There’s nowhere better to be a nurse than Greater Manchester, where the choice of roles and career paths is as diverse as the area itself.