General Practice Nurse


General Practice Nurses (GPN) work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team and may have direct supervision of healthcare assistants at the practice.

Nurses play a key part in delivering care within their communities alongside other members of a multidisciplinary general practice team. GPNs will assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate treatment programmes for patients, which may include:

  • Managing and treating long-term conditions
  • Managing treatment of minor and complex wounds
  • Family planning and cervical cytology consultations
  • Vaccination and immunisation including patients travelling abroad

Entry requirements:

  • A degree or diploma in nursing
  • Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration
  • Experience on a Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing course or equivalent

Find out more about becoming a nurse and General Practice Nursing

Find out more about how to get into GP nursing as well as support for new and experienced GPNs on the Queens Nursing Institute’s website

Find out more about Returning to General Practice Nursing.

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