General Practice Nurse


GPNs work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team and may have direct supervision of healthcare assistants at the practice.

Depending on staffing levels, GPNs may share duties and responsibilities with multiple candidates within the same role, such as:

  • Obtaining blood samples and completing ECGs
  • Managing treatment of minor and complex wounds
  • Delivering travel, sexual, women’s or men’s health advice
  • Completing vaccinations and immunisations
  • Family planning
  • Smoking cessation

Entry requirements:

  • You must be qualified and registered as an adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse
  • You will also need to undertake further training either before or after securing your appointment

Find out more about the new framework for general practice and district nursing

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 including up-to-date information about fully funded courses available in Essex.

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