Nurse training

Practice nurses are very skilled practitioners and carry out a wide range of practical procedures and manage a varied cohort of medical conditions. They care for patients from birth until the end of life. In Tameside and Glossop we encourage life long learning and constant up-skilling. Importantly we want to encourage nurses to take on mentorship roles, to ‘bring on’ and support the training of other nurses, HCAs and admin staff interested in developing clinical skills.

There are training opportunities to become a nurse supervisor, starting in 2021. These are based on the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA training), and are skills which are transferable between different nurse specialties.

DateTimeEvent Link
Tuesday 28th September10.30am – 12.30pmhttps://www.gmthub.co.uk/events/sssa-training-28092021
Tuesday  12th October9.30am – 11.30amhttps://www.gmthub.co.uk/events/sssa-training-12102021
Tuesday 16th November9.30am – 11.30amhttps://www.gmthub.co.uk/events/sssa-training-16112021
Tuesday 14th December10am – 12.00pm https://www.gmthub.co.uk/events/sssa-training-14122021

As the role of practice nurse is so varied, we encourage staff to look at training opportunities from within and outside health care. There are many nursing roles: Practice Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Associate, GP Assistant. More information about the different nursing roles.

If you would like to know more about opportunities to become a local Practice Nurse, or improve existing skills, contact our Practice Nurse advisor, Gill Pilkington by email gill.pilkington@nhs.net or complete our online query form.

The video below explains more about the role of a General Practice Nurse.

Commonly used training opportunities

Qualified nurses thinking of transitioning to become a Practice Nurse.

Thinking of returning to nursing after a career break.

Newly qualified nurse opportunities.