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HEE launches group to develop GPN strategy

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Health Education England has created a group to develop a general practice nursing workforce strategy.

The strategy will look at how to improve training capacity in general practice increase the number of pre-registration nurse placements; introduce measures to improve retention of the existing nursing workforce and; support for return to work schemes for practice nurses.

‘We have recently established a working group to develop a general practice nursing workforce strategy,’ said Lisa Baylis-Pratt, Director of Nursing at Health Education England ‘This will build on the launch of the District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework and collate examples of good practice across England.’

The strategy will work to bring together work underway within Health Education England, NHS England and other relevant organisations to form a national report. It will also provide a practical ‘how to’ guide for general practice based organisations including CCGs, federations, educators, general practitioners, practice managers and general practice nurses.

HEE has said that it expects the strategy to be published in autumn. Responses are welcome at until 19 September.

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