A new website for General Practice Nurses (GPNs) has been launched by the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI).
The website was developed as part of one of the GPN Ten Point Plan and was funded by NHS England. The website has been designed as an easily accessible online repository of educational and clinical resources for practice nurses.
‘I am delighted to have had this opportunity to develop the General Practice Nurse Educator Network website to support General Practice Nurse education and practice,’ said Angie Hack, a Queen’s Nurse who led the development. ‘The structure of this open resource has been informed and appraised by clinically based GPNs, evidencing the need for this resource.’
The aim of the website is to offer information to nurses interested in becoming a practice nurse; provide an A-Z of clinical skills, with links for nurses who need quick access to contemporary information and’ and offer educational resources for professional development.
Another key aim of the website is to enable nurses, and student nurses, to be aware of the opportunities available in general practice and the support that is available to them to embark on a career in this specialism.
‘This fabulous resource provides the opportunity for students and registered nurses interested in pursuing a career in General Practice Nursing to learn more about this specialist area of community nursing – and critically, the pathway to follow when applying for a role in General Practice,’ said QNI Chief Executive Dr Crystal Oldman.
‘A career in General Practice Nursing provides an opportunity to work as an independent practitioner but also as part of a multi-disciplinary team in General Practice, serving a registered population of all ages in the local community. Visitors to the website will find out more about starting a career in General Practice Nursing and once in that role, to learn more about clinical skills and opportunities for professional development.’