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There has been much discussion recently about the increasing demands on general practice, but little of that conversation has concerned the crucial role that nurses will play in meeting those demands. A shortage of nurses with the required skills will mean that surgeries face significant practical challenges in the near future.1 But there are a number of encouraging developments in the pipeline. In particular, changes to the structure of the NHS have provided a once in a generation opportunity to properly support and fund the training of nurses working in general practice.

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